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2D Gels: An Unlikely Muse

The winners are in for this year's Proteomics Photo and Graphic Art Contest — an annual event sponsored by the European Proteomics Association that "seeks to explore the aesthetic qualities and potential artistic merit of images produced during proteomics research."

If protein separation and mass spec don't strike you as artistically inspiring, check out the winning image, "Digital Proteins," by Andrew Bureta from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which depicts proteins dashing through a Tron-like environment.

Bureta received €1,000 for his first-prize image, which will be published on the cover of a future issue of the Journal of Proteomics.

EuPA sponsored the contest in collaboration with the British Society for Proteome Research, the Portuguese Proteomics Association, and the Associação Viver a Ciência.

BioTechniques has a rundown of all the entries, along with a slideshow of the images.

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