Andor Technology announces winners of scientific imaging competition

Nov. 12, 2010
Belfast, Northern Ireland -- Researchers from Queen’s University (Belfast) and Harvard University (Cambridge, MA) take first place in Andor Technology Scientific Imaging Competition.
Belfast, Northern Ireland -- Andor Technology plc announced that Dr. David Jess and Professor Mihalis Mathioudakis’s of Queen’s University (Belfast), and Dr. Neil Ganem at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA) won joint first place in the first ever Andor Insight Awards Scientific Imaging Competition.

"The Solar Cauldron"by Dr. David Jess and Professor Mihalis Mathioudakis Entitled "The Solar Cauldron," the entry from Dr. David Jess and Professor Mihalis Mathioudakis details the Sun's turbulent and dynamic atmosphere. The image was acquired using an Andor iXon+ EMCCD and a 76 cm telescope in the United States and provides a view of magnetic field lines, as indicated by the dark straw-like structures present all over the field-of-view. These phenomena display supersonic motion, with velocities exceeding 30 km/s.
Human cell with extra centrosomes
by Dr. Neil Ganem
Dr. Neil Ganem of the David Pellman Lab in Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard Medical School entered a confocal image (in various colors) of a human cell with extra centrosomes passing through a transient ‘multipolar spindle intermediate’. It was captured on a Revolution XD Confocal Microscope System. The winners were selected from more than 100 other entries and were selected by a panel of expert judges from both life and physical science that included; Professor Tony Wilson of Oxford University, Dr. Sun of University of Alberta, Dr. Eduardo Rosa-Molinar University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Don Pollacco of Queen's University and Donal Denvir from Andor Technology. According to the company, the Insight Awards focus on recognising the cutting edge research carried out by researches using Andor Technology equipment in the fields of Physical, Life Sciences Imaging and Spectroscopy. This year’s entries utilised the full spectrum of Andor and Bitplane products including spectrographs, EMCCD cameras, Confocal Microscope Systems and Imaris software. “The scientific value and visual quality of this year’s entries truly highlights the cutting edge work carried out by researchers using Andor Technology equipment” said Dr Andrew Dennis, Director of Product Management. “The judge’s selection of winners from both physical and life sciences also provides an interesting insight into the significance of the researchers work across multiple disciplines. Find out more at
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