Monday, 24 February 2014 00:00

Attention—The Cell Images Now Arriving at Dulles Airport Are Yours

Written by  ASCB Post Staff
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Cell Exhibit2Illustration by Johnny ChangYour cells should go to Washington. Or at least your cell images should go to Washington's Dulles International Airport where ASCB and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) are collaborating on an eye-popping exhibit of cell images in the Gateway Gallery of the United Airlines hub terminal from June through November. The exhibit, to be called Life: Magnified, will feature stunning micrographs of cells, tissues, microorganisms, and molecular landscapes.

ASCB and NIGMS want the public to be as awestruck by life on the cellular level as we are. Two and a half million passengers a year pass through Dulles' Gateway Gallery and all but the most distracted (or delayed) travelers will notice your microscopic artistry in these large (up to three feet on a side) colorful photos. Your images will be printed as digital negatives on high-quality transparency film and backlit on wall-mounted light boxes.

But first, ASCB needs to get a look at your most amazing work for Life: Magnified. So we're asking ASCB members worldwide to send us their best by March 10. All cellular-scale imaging technologies are eligible.

This exhibit is part of the Airports Authority's Arts Program.