APPLICATIONS FOR THE CONTEST 2023 ARE NOW OPEN!
The LAC Young Scientist Imaging Assay Jumpstarter Contest is a reoccuring event, usually around the end of the year. The projects will be carried out at the beginning of the following year.
We want to assist in jumpstarting your cell science!
You are a young scientist, postdoc or junior professor in Germany, Austria, Switzerland or the Netherlands? You are working on an exciting cell biology project but do not have access to confocal high content imaging? The imaging part is missing for a step forward or your next publication?
Submit your imaging assay idea in our contest and win access to high quality results.
You bring your idea, your biology and your labware, we bring our best fitting tool for the purpose, if needed even one of the hottest high content imagers the market has to offer, plus the software and support it takes to turn images into real data.
How to Participate
We want to assist in jumpstarting your cell science, so give it a chance and submit by October 31st. Our expert jury of experienced cell biologists and imaging experts will decide by the end of the year,
To participate please find the submission form below and fill in all the required information. Please provide your imaging assay idea as a PDF and upload it via the form.
1st Prize, 4 weeks in your lab with the best fitting Cenibra looking at cells tool, the Software, and our expert support
- This could mean you have enough time and resource to not only develop an assay, but also to run and evaluate a reasonably sized screen, maybe even including time-lapse data.
2nd Prize, 2 weeks in your lab with the best fitting Cenibra looking at cells tool, the Software, and our expert support
- Within this time you could develop and run a multitude of tests, and generate precious data on a significant number of samples.
3rd Prize, 1 week in your lab with the best fitting Cenibra looking at cells tool, the Software, and our expert support
- This should be sufficient to establish an assay and generate a data set which could substantiate your next grant application or round off a publication.
Now what could it be? You may have interesting organoid models you always wanted to analyse in 3D high content, you may be looking at bacteria entering mammalian cells, or even a coronavirus/cell interaction model. You have a cardiac tox model and are after the beating frequency changes? Maybe your cells are very sensitive and you need to observe them over a long time? Or just any other interesting cell system that requires dedicated imaging. For inspiration you might want to scroll through our website and check out our imaging technologies.
It can be cell culture just as well as tissue slides, and the throughput can be multiple microtiter plates or just a few crucial samples. Just share your ideas, we are looking forward to hearing from you in the next contest!