The Niche 2021 stem cell picture contest: win $100 or swag

Every so often here on The Niche, I run some contests just to make things fun and today I have a new one to announce. The contest is for the best stem cell research images. Most often what people send in as entries are microscopy pictures, but you can use your imagination.

You can see more about some of our past science contests.

In 2019 we also had a stem cell image contest and Shiri Gur-Cohen won that with the beautiful image below on her epidermal stem cell research.

sheri gur cohen, The Niche, epidermal stem cells
“Regenerated hair follicles, fueled by hair follicle stem cells in the mouse skin. The image was taken using a deep 3D imaging of whole mount cleared back-skin tissue, stained P-cadherin (Red), Sox9 (Green) and DAPI. Taken using a spinning disk confocal microscope, and processed using Imaris.” Image Shiri Gur-Cohen.

Early 2021 The Niche contest

To be eligible to enter our early 2021 contest you have to do two things.

First, subscribe to our Stem Cell Channel on YouTube. Check it out anyway as you might enjoy the videos.

Second, send me your best stem cell microscopy pics at knoepflerATucdavisDOTedu. If they are big files we might have to go the shared folder route.

The pictures have to be your original work. If the picture includes a person, you have to have that person’s permission.

By submitting images you also agree to them potentially being posted here on The Niche.

Submit no more than 3 entries.

The deadline is midnight Pacific Time in the US on Friday April 23rd, two weeks from today.

The Prizes!

The first prize is $100 and the second prize is a bundle of free stem cell swag including a stem cell t-shirt (designed by me, Paul Knoepfler) along with signed copies of my three books.

Good luck!

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