International Symposium organized by the Students of the Graduate School of Life Sciences

    Image Contest

    In life science we analyse, investigate, exhibit, and illustrate via imaging. The huge variety of methods range from conventional hand held photography to light-, laser- or electron-microscopy - just to name some. We have the great opportunity to capture whole organisms, organs, cells, even atoms, and much more with sophisticated camera systems to better understand the wonders of nature.

    Every PhD student is invited to participate in our Image Contest to present beautiful, special, and interesting images from their scientific work! Like in the last years we are currently organizing prizes and will keep you informed on this side.

    by Judith van Eeuwijk

    by Oliver Konopik

    Rules for Submission
    1. The image could be taken with any scientific imaging device (e.g. microscope, camera, FACS,...)

    2. The submitter should be the owner of the image and/or have full rights to publish it

    3. The image must be part of scientific work

    4. Image manipulations are acceptable to bring out colors, contrast, etc; but not to add or remove objects from the image.

    5. The image can show living or nonliving objects.

    All PhD students who will come to the symposium are eligible to apply to the competition.

    The image can be submitted in any common format (JPEG, TIFF, PNG, GIF, BMP). The resolution should be high enough, that the image can be printed out in an A3 format. Only one image per person may be submitted, the
    Deadline has been extended to the 30th of September 2015 at 8 pm. The image has to be submitted in English with a title and a short description what it shows. The title should be more artistic and catchy (1 line), whereas the description should contain scientific details about meaning, importance, method and imaging device (3-10 lines). Please send the text with your personal details (name, lab/institute and research field) and the image as an email attachment to this email address.

    Submitted images will be judged by a team of experts.

    The first prize will recieve a Nikon Coolpix L340 digital camera.

    by Karen Wolf

    by Nils Becker