Amazing Imaging

Molecular and Cellular Imaging Contest

Amazing Imaging:Molecular and Cellular Imaging Contest


Seeing is believing. Biological imaging takes us through a fascinating journey into the microscopic world of cellular components, cells and tissues, and makes us hear the stories of living cells when they are thriving or failing to do so.

VNIR is happy to appreciate and celebrate the stories you capture. We are curious to see how you masterfully use molecular probes to reveal these stories of living cells.

VNIR is proud to launch “Amazing Imaging, Edition 1”, the details of which are below.

Looking forward to your participation.

With best wishes for the year 2020,
Jagadeesh Daler


Prize.The award will come with a certificate, personal prize money of Rs. 25,000 to the applicant, and VNIR products of applicant’s choice worth Rs. 25,000.

Eligibility criteria.

I. Applicant: The contest is open to Research assistants, PhD students and Postdocs. Master’s degree is a pre-requisite. A candidate is allowed to make only one submission. In case more than one person is involved in obtaining the image, only one of them can submit the image. For scientific honesty, the names of the others involved in obtaining the image should be added for reference. The prize money/reagents however will be given to the applicant only.

II. Image: The image should be from cellular or molecular imaging, captured by the applicant using fluorescent molecular probes. Image capture, handling and processing, should all conform to the ethics of scientific publication.

III. Timing: Only images captured or published in a scientific article during January 2019 - February 2020 (self-stated) qualify for this contest.

IV. Submission Image: The image for submission should be reduced to a 5MB size (200 dpi or more, 4 in x 4 in or larger).

V. Recommendation: Signed and scanned copy of a brief recommendation letter by the Research Supervisor (<1MB).

VI. Upon selection for the award:

VIa. Original Image: If the candidate is selected for the prize, VNIR will request for the original size image and it should be submitted before the prize can be formally announced.

VIb. Personal photograph: The winner of the contest has to share their personal photograph for display on VNIR website.

VIc. Permissions: VNIR should be allowed the permissions to display the winning image, associated caption and photograph of the winner on its website. All other rights will rest with the applicant.

Contest open for submission between 15 January - 15 February 2020. To avoid last minute queues on the server, we encourage you to submit the images as early as possible.

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