August 8, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

stem cell contest

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A couple weeks ago I launched our 2019 stem cell pic contest here on The Niche. It was a challenge for me choosing the winner from the top 9 finalists, whose images I made a composite of that is included toward the end of this post. The picture at the bottom of the composite seems to be of a smiling human dental pulp stem cell, from biologist Matthew Wilgo, which I thought was great. I love contests and holding them here on The Niche …Read More

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Who doesn’t like a good science contest with prizes? There are so many beautiful pictures of cells including some that are stem cell-related out there in journals and on the web. We can find such images are in papers. Sometimes people post such great cell pics on the web too. In the past I’ve run various contests here on The Niche. Perhaps my favorite was a stem cell image contest that attracted some amazing entries (see composite included here). In that spirit, I’m again …Read More

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I’ve been running a stem cell image contest here on the blog with the prize being $100. In the past I’ve done similar contests, but the response to this one was really impressive with 24 entries. I also ran a stem cell video contest last year. The winning video, which is stem cell claymation and that you can find at that link, is downright hilarious. Update: see the winner of the 2019 stem cell image contest here. My thanks to everyone who entered and …Read More

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Science can come in various forms ranging from numbers to words to images, but it’s always more fun as a contest. In the stem cell field, some of the images can be particularly striking. One of my own favorites is the one above that I took some years ago of differentiation of neural stem cells that ended up on the cover of my first book. Do you have a favorite stem cell-related image? I’m doing a stem cell image contest. The winner receives a …Read More