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Official Ballot: Vote for Your Favorite Finalist!

Ten finalists have been selected, and now it's up to the life sciences discovery and technology community to decide which one will receive the grand prize of a $500 Amazon Gift Card. All ten finalists will receive 60 days free online access to the SAGE Pharmacology & Biomedical Collection (100,000+ research reports!).

SLAS members and nonmembers are welcome to vote. Votes must be cast by 5:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern time on May. 19, 2017. Voting will be limited to one vote per valid e-mail address. Votes generated by script, macro, mechanical or other automated means and votes by any means that subvert the voting process are void. Votes received from invalid e-mail addresses and multiple votes received from any single valid e-mail address will be void.

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ETH Zurich (Switzerland)

"The Crystal Necklace" is made of crystalline materials produced from alginate, calcium, and triazole through a microfluidic device. The chain and the pendant are both made of crystals, nicely depicted in the image. The image is captured by a high resolution colorful camera using a polarized filter at 5X magnification on an inverted microscope.

Eli Lilly & Company (Spain)

Patient-derived organoid cultures represent a new generation of experimental three-dimensional model systems for translational research, drug-screening technology and pharmacogenomic profiling. The image shows the complex morphology of a patient-derived three-dimensional organoid culture using confocal microscopy by merging several z slices (Blue: Nuclei (DAPI); Red: Structural integrity (F-Actin); Green: Proliferation (Ki-67).

MRC Technology (UK)

This is a picture of human neurons derived for stem cells and stained with a nuclear stain, Hoescht (dark blue) and a marker for neuronal process Tij1 (lighter blue). Cells were cultured in multiwell plates for 30 days. Images were taken on a high-content imager (GE Healthcare InCell 2000).

University of Portsmouth (UK)

Confocal microscope image of mouse astrocytes migrating from an optic nerve explant in culture. Co-expression of the astrocytic marker GFAP (Red) with a potassium channel (Green) appears yellow. DAPI (Blue) stained all cell nuclei in culture. I changed the black background into cyan to turn a scientific image into art!

University of Valencia (Spain)

My image was taken with a Leica SP5 Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope from the Biomedical Imaging Unit of University of Southampton, UK. It is part of the images that I took during an Advanced Light Microscopy Course. The original image is part of an auto-fluorescent alga, and it has been modified simulating an Andy Warhol work.

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