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Beckman Coulter Announces Third Annual Kaluza Prizes

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Beckman Coulter Life Sciences has again collaborated with the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) to sponsor the Third Annual ASCB Kaluza Prizes for academic excellence in graduate student research.

The three top finalists receive cash prizes of $5,000, $3,000, and $1,000. In addition, seven other finalists have been named winners of the ASCB Beckman Coulter Distinguished Graduate Student Achievement Prize and have received travel awards to attend the forthcoming American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting, December 13-15, 2015, San Diego, California, USA. All ten of the finalists will speak at a Kaluza mini-symposium to be held on Monday, December 14th in Room 32B at the San Diego Convention Center.

In addition to presenting at the Kaluza mini-symposium, the winners will be honored at the Kaluza Award presentation and Porter Lecture to be held in Ballroom 20 at the San Diego Convention Center on Sunday, December 13, 2015. Applicants for the Prizes were required to submit a one-page essay describing their research. An ASCB selection committee evaluated each entry based on the significance of the discoveries they have made.

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences/ASCB Booth #1010
As a Gold Sponsor of The American Society for Cell Biology, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences is committed to encouraging the next generation of young scientists to continue to explore new possibilities and to advance the scientific field. Beckman Coulter will have a ‘meet and greet’ with the Kaluza prize winners at Booth #1010 on Tuesday, December 15th between 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm where ASCB attendees will be able to discuss the winners’ scientific achievements.

Other activities during the three-day conference include a Tech Talk by Dr. Carley Ross, Staff Development Scientist, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences. She will present a 45-minute talk on Extracellular Vesicle Isolation by Flow Cytometric Sorting and Characterization by Analytical Ultra-Centrifugation and Dynamic Light Scatter. Dr. Ross will explore how the extracellular vesicle (EV) research field has dramatically increased in the last five years. Her talk will take place in Theater 1 at the San Diego Convention Center from 1:00 – 1:45 pm on Tuesday, December 15, 2015.

Dr. Laura Pajak of Beckman Coulter Life Sciences will be available for in-booth demonstrations of the Kaluza 1.5 Flow Cytometry Analysis Software from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm on Sunday, December 13th and Monday, December 14th. Visitors to the booth will be able to try their hand at a Flow Cytometry Trivia Quiz. If they answer the questions correctly, they will win a ‘Join the Resolution Revolution’ t-shirt.