By Bethany Drehman
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has announced the kick-off of its third annual BioArt competition. The competition is open to federally funded, biomedical and life scientists and FASEB society members who wish to submit captivating, high-resolution images and videos produced from their own cutting-edge life science research.
Scientific investigators produce thousands of images and videos as a part of their research – from the collection of image-based data, to the visualization of results and the illustration of complex findings. However, only a few are ever seen outside of the laboratory. Through the BioArt competition, FASEB hopes to share the beauty and excitement of biological research with the public. This year, there are two image categories: “Fluorescence and Electron Microscopy” and “All Other Life Science Images.” FASEB will select five winners in each image category and two in the video category. The submission deadline is August 30, 2013.
Last year’s winning images are on display at the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) Visitor Center. Winning images and videos have been featured on the NIH Director’s blog and included in other exhibits and events.