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Welcome to our 2023 Optics Photo Contest. Join the life science optics community in the rare opportunity to feature your best scientific images curated with optical filters. We want to turn the spotlight on individuals who exemplify mastery in their field and demonstrate their expertise using optical filters to capture every photon possible.
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Submissions Close on November 17th, 2023.
Enter the IDEX Health & Science | Semrock 2023 Optics Photo Contest by providing all of the required information in the entry form below on this website. This form will be available until the contest deadline of November 17th, 2023. One submission per applicant.
Image data file format JPEG, 3840 x 2160 pixels minimum, file size up to 15 MB.
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By: Daniel Han, Microscopist at Diatoms Australia
Image Title: Fern sori (spore capsule)
Image Details: “Spores in capsules found on fern leaves after a storm, autofluorescence. Ferns reproduce asexually and sexually. The asexual component known as sporophyte is commonly found. The autofluorescence is strong and beautiful with fern.”
Instrument or platform used to create this image: Olympus Microscope, Semrock DAPI filter set
By: Daisuke Inoue, Assistant Professor at Kyushu University
Image Title: Micropatterning of reconstituted microtubules
Image Details: “A stitched image of fluorescently labeled microtubules. In the image, microtubules were assembled on a micropatterned glass substrate.”
Instrument or platform used to create this image: Nikon Ti2-E inverted microscope (Nikon) equipped with a FITC Nikon fluorescence filter cube and a filter cube with a 50/50 mirror (Chroma). sCMOS Zyla5.5 (Andor) newly developed TIRF microscope (OPTO-LINE, Inc., Japan)