June 19, 2009
Industry-leading excellence will be on display during the 2009 SGIA Expo (New Orleans, October 7–9), showcasing the entries of SGIA’s award competitions. Imagers are encouraged to submit their best work or nominate their deserving colleagues for the awards. Honored are technological advancements and innovative ideas that move the imaging industry forward, said Michael Robertson, SGIA’s President and CEO.
This year’s competitions include:
Golden Image (including André Schellenberg) (Entry deadline: September 25) — Printer members receive one free entry and can enter almost any kind of imaged product.
Product of the Year (Entry deadline: September 25) — Suppliers can submit leading equipment and supplies that have impacted wide-format digital imaging.
Howard Parmele Award (Entry deadline: July 15) — SGIA’s highest honor recognizes ongoing commitments of a professional who has advanced specialty imaging’s products, services or overall image.
Innovator Award (Entry deadline: September 1) — Industry professionals who have made a strong, lasting impact on the industry. They must work or have worked at a printing/imaging company or a company that supplies materials, equipment or technical information.
ASPT Student Awards Competition (Entry deadline: July 17) — Students in secondary or post-secondary schools holding SGIA membership can enter a variety of screen and digital imaging categories.
All award entries are showcased and evaluated during the 2009 SGIA Expo in the Golden Image Gallery.
SGIA Award Competition
May 20, 2009
Nikon has announced the judges for the Small World Photomicrography Competition 2009: Gary G. Borisy (Director and CEO of the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole MA, US ), Charles Krebs (Photographer, Washington State, US), James Shreeve (Science Editor at National Geographic), Clive Thompson (Journalist) and judges consultant Michael W. Davidson (Director of the Optical and Magneto-Optical Imaging Center at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University, US). Nearly 2,000 images from around the globe have been submitted. The winners are anticipated to be announced in October 2009.
May 19, 2009
For his fundamental contributions to the field of optomechanics Prof. Tobias Kippenberg, leader of the independent Max Planck junior research group “Laboratory of Photonics and Quantum Measurements” at Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany and tenure track assistant professor at the ETH Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, is honoured with the Fresnel Prize in Fundamental Aspects of the European Physical Society (EPS). This award endowed with a prize money of €3000 is given by the “Quantum Electronics and Optics Division” of EPS biannually on the occasion of the “Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) Europe”, held during the “World of Photonics” Congress in Munich, Germany. The prize for Tobias Kippenberg as well as the other EPS-awards will be presented in a ceremony on June 16, 2009.
April 27, 2009
Asylum Research, in conjunction with IMETUM, Nano Initiative Munich, and Atomic Force F&E, announces the 2nd Euro AFM Forum to be held at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Garching, Germany, July 1-3, 2009. The event is a conference for AFM researchers to share their cutting-edge research for both materials and life science applications. The forum will combine invited and contributed talks from leading European researchers as well as instructional workshops on AFM equipment. Workshop topics include cell imaging, imaging in liquids, force spectroscopy, electrical characterization and more.
Participants are invited to submit their best AFM image for the Forum Image Contest. An iPod Nano will be awarded for the best image that represents innovative science and has the “cool” factor. The deadline for submission is June 1, 2009.
Surface of a Chestnut, DC mode in air. Taken by Thomas Gutsmann, Research Center Borstel, Germany (participant of the 2007 event).
March 30, 2009
Professor Dr. Rudolf Jaenisch is the winner of the Carl Zeiss Lecture award 2009, the highest scientific commendation granted by the German Association for Cell Biology (DGZ). Jaenisch is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a founding member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research (Cambridge, USA). The award has been conferred annually in recognition of outstanding achievements since 1990. It is linked to a scientific guest lecture which is given by the winner during the annual meeting of the DGZ. Jaenisch is increasingly devoting his attention to therapeutic cloning in animal models and to stem cell research. In 2002 he was the first geneticist to prove that a genetic defect in mice can be cured by therapeutic cloning.
March 17, 2009
Seno Medical Instruments, a company engaged in the development of a opto-acoustic cancer platform technology, announced it has received the 2009 North American Medical Imaging Emerging Company of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan. The Award recognizes Seno Medical Instruments pioneering and pre-clinical opto-acoustic imaging technology, its first product that was commercialized. Seno’s management team will be receiving this award March, 18 in San Francisco.
February 25, 2009
During the „Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Imaging” conference at the exhibition SPIE Photonics West (Jan. 24-30, 2009) the “Young Investigator Award” was presented to three students. Due to the large amount of excellent talks, the award sum of $1125 was split equally and was given to Sigrun Henkenjohann (University Bielefeld), Jonas Fölling (MPI Göttingen) and Nathan P. Wells (Los Alamos Nat. Labs). The award was sponsored by PicoQuant and offers the winners also a registration fee waiver for the European Meeting on “Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Ultra Sensitive Analysis in the Life Sciences”, to be held in Sep. 15-18, 2009, in Berlin.
February 19, 2009
For over 30 years, Nikon has rewarded the world’s best photomicrographers who make critically important scientific contributions to life sciences, bio-research and materials science. The competition is open to anyone with an interest in photography. Participants may submit their images in traditional 35mm format, or upload digital images directly. The first and second of 20 prize winners will receive a selection of Nikon products and equipment worth $3,000 and $2,000 respectively.
The deadline for entries is April 30, 2009.
- Pleurosigma. Taken by Michael Stringer, UK, award winner of 2008.