Global Image of the Year Award winners announced
Olympus has unveiled the winners of its second Global Image of the Year Life Science Light Microscopy Award. The winning images were selected from a record number of entries—nearly 700 submissions from 61 countries.
Werner Zuschratter from Germany was selected as the global winner for his eye-catching image of a whole rat embryo captured with a confocal microscope. For the grand prize, Zuschratter will receive an Olympus SZX7 stereo microscope with a DP27 digital camera.
Three regional prizes were awarded to XinPei Zhang (China) for Asia, Justin Zoll (USA) for the Americas and Grigorii Timin (Switzerland) for EMEA. Each regional winner will receive an Olympus CX23 upright microscope. Pictured is Justin Zoll’s panoramic image of L-glutamine and beta-alanine crystals.
Honorable mentions include Jan Martinek (Czech Republic), Laurent Formery (France), Matt Inman (Australia), Sayantan Datta (India), Derek Sung (USA), YiXun Su (China), MingShu Zhang China), Nadia Efimova (USA) and Walter Ferrari (Argentina).
The contest launched on 15 September 2020 with a call for users to submit their best life science microscopy images, and ended on 31 January 2021. All entries were evaluated on artistic and visual aspects, scientific impact and microscope proficiency.
To learn more about the award-winning images and the microscope techniques used to capture them, visit Olympus-LifeScience.com/IOTY.