On April 5, scientists and members of the public gathered to meet winners of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) BioArt competition and view their winning images. The event, sponsored by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, was held at Karl Strauss Brewery during the 2016 Experimental Biology meeting.
“It’s so important to seize opportunities to share the wonder of discovery with the public. The BioArt images showcase the beauty of scientific research and are a great place to start the conversation,” said Hud Freeze, PhD, FASEB President-Elect and ASBMB member. “The patrons dove into conversations with both the BioArtists and other scientists there. The images will remain up for a few weeks. The servers enthusiastically promoted the images.”
The annual BioArt competition features visually compelling research images and videos produced by members of FASEB constituent societies and other federally funded researchers. The competition aims to share the beauty and excitement of biological research with the public. Over the years, winning images and videos have depicted a wide range of biomedical and life science studies, ranging from the structure of viral proteins to cancer biology and crop nutrition. The images also demonstrate the wide variety of technologies employed by investigators, including data visualization, electron microscopy, and flourescence microscopy.