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Vote Online Now For The 2014 JALA & JBS Art Of Science Contest Winner

11/25/2013 12:53:46 PM

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CHICAGO – The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) announces that voting is now under way at to determine the grand prize winner of its 2014 JALA & JBS Art of Science Contest.

Ten finalists from six countries were selected from 60 entries. Now SLAS members and nonmembers are invited to choose the cell structure, assay result or lab creation they fine most striking and appealing. The top vote-getter will be named the grand prize winner and will receive a $500 Amazon gift card. The nine other finalists each will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. All finalists will enjoy 60 days free online access to the SAGE Pharmacology & Biomedical Collection (75,000+ articles!).

Visualization plays an important role in the analysis and presentation of scientific work. In journal articles, images often communicate ideas and information in ways that text, tables, charts, graphs or equations cannot. Sometimes scientific images surpass this purpose and create shapes, patterns and designs that capture attention and imagination. These are the images represented by the 2014 JALA & JBS Art of Science Contest finalists.

? Leo Price, Ocello, The Netherlands

? Constantinos Zeinalipour, Cardiff University, UK

? Muhammad Awais, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals, Liverpool, UK

? Josiane Lafleur, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

? Rakesh Karmacharya, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

? Alyce Nehme, University of New South Wales, Australia

? Tomasz Koprowski, Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, Zurich, Switzerland

? Ludovic Autin, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA

? Yi Lu, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA (submitted two of the final images)

Votes must be cast before 5 p.m. U.S. Eastern time on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Voting is limited to one vote per e-mail address.

To vote, visit

The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) is an international community of more than 15,000 individual scientists, engineers, researchers, technologists and others from academic, government and commercial laboratories. The SLAS mission is to be the preeminent global organization providing forums for education and information exchange and to encourage the study of, and improve the practice of laboratory science and technology. For more information, visit

SLAS publishes two internationally recognized, MEDLINE-indexed journals. The Journal of Laboratory Automation (JALA) and Journal of Biomolecular Screening (JBS) uniquely serve laboratory science and technology professionals who work primarily in life science R&D. Together, JALA and JBS address the full spectrum of issues that are mission-critical to this important audience, enabling scientific research teams to gain scientific insights, increase productivity, elevate data quality, reduce lab process cycle times and enable experimentation that otherwise would be impossible.

Specifically, JALA explores ways in which scientists adapt advancements in technology for scientific exploration and experimentation. In direct relation to this, JBS reports how scientists use adapted technology to pursue new therapeutics for unmet medical needs, including assay development, identification of chemical probes and target identification and validation in general.

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