Navigation Links
Celldance 2012 video awards, the 'Cell Oscars,' roll out tiny red carpet
Date:12/17/2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, December 17, 2012--A microscopic-scale "Star Wars" epic featuring cells brandishing light sabres, a time-lapse of a fruitfly's embryonic development, and the dance-like movement of cancer cells in lab cultures were recognized as the top three "Celldance" awards at the American Society for Cell Biology's Annual Meeting, in San Francisco. The special Public Outreach award went to "Invisible," a live action film about a boy's awakening to the wonders of the universe. It was a collaboration between scientists and filmmakers in Ireland.

"Cell biology is the most visual of the sciences, and our 'Celldance' awards have become the 'Cell Oscars,'" said Simon Atkinson, Ph.D., chairman of the ASCB's Public Information Committee (PIC), which organizes the competition. Dr. Atkinson is at the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Serving as PIC's chief judge for eighth edition of Celldance was Duane Compton, PhD, who is at the Dartmouth Medical School.

The complete winners' reel from "Celldance 2012," the ASCB's cell biology film contest, was posted online at: http://www.ascb.org/celldancecompilation/celldance2012/

The top cash prize of $500 for First Place went to Stephanie Nowotarski, a self-described microscopy enthusiast and a graduate student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. Her winning time-lapse video, titled "Drosophila Dorsal Closure" telescopes the cell-by-cell embryonic development of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, a commonly used laboratory model. Cells of two tissue types work together to close the dorsal, or back, midline of the embryonic fly.

The second place prize winner is Lynne Cassimeris, Ph.D., professor of cell biology at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, for her film, "Cell Wars." Dr. Cassimeris said the idea of a "Star Wars" parody emerged when her lab captured images of a cell waving a structure that resembled a light saber. When the cell divides, only one of the daughter cells has the same structure. Because of repeated cell divisions, over time the lab culture contains numerous saber-waving cells.

Tsutomu Tomita, Ph.D., University of Tsukuba & Timelapse Vision, Inc., Japan, received the third place award for the video "Cancer Dance Movement" which shows the movement of cancer cells in a laboratory culture of normal rat gastric cells.

The winning entry in Public Outreach, "Invisible" was a cooperative project between Emmanuel Reynaud, a cell biology researcher at University College, Dublin, and the Irish National Film with the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology. The film which features professional actors and shot on locations around Dublin was supported in part by the Science Foundation Ireland.

Two videos were recognized with honorable mentions:

  • Charlotte Smith, St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA, for her film "Organelle Motility in Retinal Pigment Epithelial C."
  • Vincent Gache, Ph.D., INSERM, Paris, France, for his film "Muscle Nuclei Positioning."

"Celldance," ASCB's annual cell biology filme contest, recognizes visually engaging and scientifically relevant videos and images. Most were created during research experiments into the cellular mechanisms that underlie an organism's development, health, and disease. That these processes are sometimes esthetically beautiful is one of the joys of scientific discovery, said Dr. Atkinson.


'/>"/>
Contact: John Fleischman
fleischman@ascb.org
513-706-0212
American Society for Cell Biology
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Rectal microbicide research takes giant leap forward with groundbreaking educational video
2. New American Chemical Society video series shines a light on transparent solar cells
3. Capnography training video by BMC published in New England Journal of Medicine
4. Personalizing medicine: New American Chemical Society Prized Science video
5. New Video Demonstrates Skin Cancer Self-Exam
6. Video game with biofeedback teaches children to curb their anger
7. The future of diagnosing disease: New American Chemical Society Prized Science video
8. Do Video Games Promote Reckless Driving in Certain Teens?
9. SfN announces winners of brain awareness video contest
10. Video shows the traffic inside a brain cell
11. American Chemical Society launches 2012 edition of popular Prized Science video series
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 23, 2017 , ... ... vans, announced today that has been named to the 2017 Inc. 500|5000, an ... based on a three-year growth rate of 139 percent, marking the twelfth year ...
(Date:8/23/2017)... ... August 23, 2017 , ... ... (SNAC) is holding an inaugural State of the Science Symposium in partnership ... Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. , This symposium provides a forum for global leaders ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... August 22, 2017 , ... ... to announce the addition of Zack Tisch as the firm’s new Consulting Services ... healthcare IT consulting firm’s national accounts, from assisting clients with initial vendor selection ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... ... Walk Away”: a captivating and romantic sequel to the romantic story of a ... creation of published author, Larry R. Sherman, a retired chemistry professor from the University ... well as four novels. , Though the book opens in 1947, when Edward ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... Carolina (PRWEB) , ... August 22, 2017 , ... ... advisor. Mr. Stewart is the Founder and Managing Member for t4 Leadership Development ... have become critical to his definition of “success”: physician leadership development, servant leadership, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/10/2017)... Aug. 10, 2017  Physical Rehabilitation Network (PRN), acquired the ... Lakewood, Colorado . The reputable clinic will continue ... PT, DPT with his staff of four clinicians. Lipkin received ... and brings over 10 years of experience with a strong ... Belmar PT marks the 10th PRN clinic in and around the ...
(Date:8/7/2017)... , Aug. 7, 2017 Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. ... Joel Saban as president, effective Aug. 7, 2017. ... has decided to pursue other interests and will serve ... his tenure, Paul has served us in multiple leadership roles ... Pharmacy in Jun. 2015 and has provided decisive, strategic leadership ...
(Date:8/3/2017)... Aug. 3, 2017  Opioid addiction and other drugs ... healthcare costs and threatening outcomes, were problems taken on ... IVD industry that support them, met this week. This ... said that drugs of abuse, procalcitonin and acute kidney ... the organization,s 69th meeting in San Diego, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: