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Andor Announces Judges for Insight Awards Competition

2/28/2013 12:04:40 PM

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 28th February 2013: Andor Technology plc today announced the judges for the 2013 Insight Awards imaging competition. The panel is made up of world renowned researchers in the fields of both physical and life sciences, reflecting the competition’s goal of recognising the cutting edge research conducted by scientists using both Andor and Bitplane products.

There are three categories in this year’s competition - life science, physical science and Imaris; judges will be evaluating each image based on several factors including the entries scientific significance and visual impact.

The judges for the competition are:

• Dr. Robert Marshall - Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, California, USA

• Dr. Satoshi Nishimura - Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Tokyo, Japan

• Dr. Gábor Csúcs - Institute for Biochemistry, Zürich, Switzerland

• Dr. Donal Denvir - One of the original founders of Andor, who is chiefly responsible for setting the future technical direction of the company

Due to popular demand the deadline for the awards has been extended to 12:00 midnight GMT on the 15th March 2013. Submissions can include images, spectra, graphics and movies with the winners of each section having the choice of either an Apple iPad or Microsoft Surface. Researchers and their entries will benefit from additional publicity surrounding the competition in relevant trade publications.

To submit an image or to find out more information on our judges you can visit or follow the conversation on Facebook, Twitter (@AndorTechnology), LinkedIn or Google+.

Andor is a world leader in Scientific Imaging, Spectroscopy Solutions and Microscopy Systems. Established in 1989 from Queen's University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Andor Technology now employs over 340 people in 16 offices worldwide, distributing its portfolio of over 80 products to 10,000 customers in 55 countries.

Bitplane is the world’s leading interactive microscopy image analysis software company and was founded in 1992. Through their constant innovation and a clear focus on 3D and 4D image visualisation and analysis, Bitplane actively shapes the way scientists process multi-dimensional microscopic images. Bitplane is a part of Andor Technology plc, a world leader in scientific imaging, spectroscopy solutions and microscopy systems.

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