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2012 Proteomics Art Contest Winners

09/11/2012
Andrew S. Wiecek

The European Proteomics Association has announced the winning images from its second annual proteomics art contest. Check out the winning images.


An image depicting protein structures driving along a circuit board highway and set against a binary code background took first place in this year’s Proteomics Photo and Graphic Art Contest.

Graphic designer Andrew Bureta from Dave Pagliarini’s lab at the University of Wisconsin, Madison submitted the winning entry and will receive the prize of 1000 Euros. In addition, he will have his image published on the cover of Journal of Proteomics.

An image depicting protein structures driving along a circuit board highway and set against a binary code background took first place in this year’s Proteomics Photo and Graphic Art Contest. Source: EuPA





In second place was an image capturing the essence of a diagnostic blood test for colorectal cancer detection, that was submitted Silvia Surinova and Katarzyna Nowake from the ETH Zurich in Switzerland. And in third place was an image of the MALDI spotting process, that was submitted by Christian Koehler from the University of Oslo in Norway.

Each year, the European Proteomics Association organizes the contest to increase public awareness of how proteomics contributes to the study of human health and disease. This year, the group sponsored the contest in collaboration with the British Society for Proteome Research, the Portuguese Proteomics Association, and the Associação Viver a Ciência.

Earlier this year, participants were asked to submit images that were aesthetically pleasing and related to proteomics. The submissions included images captured using a variety of proteomics techniques, including imaging mass spectrometry, microscopy, protein separation, sequencing, and cell and tissue imaging. Then, an international jury that included both scientific and artistic experts narrowed the field down to 20 finalists. Finally, the public voted for their favorite online from June 1-July 10, 2012 and at the 2012 EuPA Meeting at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, where the images were on display, from July 9-12, 2012.

View the winners and finalists gallery now...

2012 EuPA Proteomics Photo and Graphic Art Contest Winners

1. “Digital proteins,” submitted by Andrew Bureta from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

2. “Diagnostic blood test for the detection of colorectal cancer,” submitted by Silvia Surinova and Katarzyna Nowak from the ETH Zurich in Switzerland.

3. “Spot by spot,” submitted by Christian Koehler from the University of Oslo in Norway.

And the other finalists were:

Keywords:  proteomics contest