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Judges Named for 2012 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition®

Published: Thursday, October 11, 2012
Last Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2012
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Competition carries a top prize valued at $5,000.

Olympus has announced the panel of eminent authorities in the field of microscopy and imaging who will be the judges for the ninth annual BioScapes International Digital Imaging Competition (

This year’s judges will gather later this month to review more than two thousand life science images and movies submitted from around the world; Olympus will honor the most exceptional and significant with prizes and worldwide publicity.

This year’s judging panel includes four individuals widely respected in the fields of light microscopy and imaging.

They are Paul S. Maddox, Ph.D., of the University of Montreal, Canada; Alison J. North, Ph.D., of The Rockefeller University, New York City; John M. Murray, M.D., Ph.D., of Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; and Peter Saggau, Ph.D., of Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.

The Olympus BioScapes International Digital Imaging Competition, widely recognized as the world’s leading international life science light microscopy photo forum, pays homage to the amazing stories being told through the images and movies captured in life science laboratories, and to the remarkable confluence of science and art.

The Competition carries a top prize valued at $5,000. Nine other submissions win prizes, and several dozen honorable mentions are awarded. Selected winning images are included in a nationwide exhibit tour.

Each competition entrant can submit up to five still images, image sequences, or movies.

Any magnification and brand of compound light microscope can be used; judges are given no equipment/brand information when judging.

Winners are notified in late October and publicly announced in December. For more information, visit

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