San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 05, 2014
Ilus Art, a company developing artwork from cellular images captured in the laboratory, announced today that the Company’s artist and Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Michael Zimber was awarded first prize in the Regenerative Medicine Foundation’s first Science Photo Art Contest.
The artwork will be featured at a special exhibition entitled “The Art of Science and Commitment to Awareness” during the Regenerative Medicine Foundation Annual Meeting, taking place May 5-7, 2014. The public gallery opening will be at the Claremont Hotel in San Francisco on May 5. The winning images are also currently on display at a new exhibit entitled “The Art of Science: Under the Surface”, taking place at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre through May 31, 2014.
The contest and exhibits examine the cellular world as seen through a microscope, with images captured in the laboratory having scientific value as well as being beautiful works of art.
“With nearly 100 images submitted by scientists from around the world, we are honored that one of our pieces received a top recognition,” said Janet Hubka, CEO of Ilus Art. “We seek out art in the laboratory, and are always captivated by the beautiful images of human cells we find, reflecting life at the microscopic level.”
The prints created by Ilus are in fact the data collected by scientists to quantify their research. To create their images, Ilus artists first fix cells on glass coverslips to preserve their structure and appearance. The cells are treated with fluorescent probes, such as antibodies and dyes, which recognize and bind to specific molecules in the cell. When captured through a microscope, the fluorescent staining reveals a wealth of information to the scientist about the cells being viewed while also resulting in a work of art.
More information about the San Francisco and Palm Beach exhibitions can be found at http://www.regmedcon.org/attendee-art.php and http://www.workshop.org/museum_exhibits.php. To learn more about Ilus Art, or to view available and award-winning cellular biotech artwork, please visit http://ilusart.com/.