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BiOS 2018 Best Paper Awards

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 • Diseases in the Breast and Reproductive System Best Student Paper Award
 • Pascal Rol Award
 • Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems Best Student Paper Award
 • Seno Medical Best Paper Awards
 • JenLab Young Investigator Award
 • Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences Student Poster Session Awards
 • PicoQuant Young Investigator Award
 • Optical Diagnostics and Sensing XVII: Toward Point-of-Care Diagnostics Best Student Paper Awards
 • The High-Speed Biomedical Imaging and Spectroscopy Best Paper Awards
 • Prizmatix Young Investigator Award
 • Ocean Optics Young Investigator Award

Best Student Paper Award
Diseases in the Breast and Reproductive System (Conf. BO106)

A cash prize will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize best student papers. Presentations and manuscripts will be judged based on scientific merit, impact, and clarity. Candidates for the award need to be the presenting author, a full-time student, must have conducted the majority of the research presented in the paper, and must submit their manuscript by the deadline (January 2018).  To be considered, submit your abstract online, select “Yes” when asked if you are a full-time student, and select yourself as the speaker.

Award Sponsor:

ThorLabs


Pascal Rol Award 2018
Ophthalmic Technologies (Conf. BO108)

Outstanding extended abstracts submitted to the Ophthalmic Technologies conference will be nominated for the Pascal Rol Award for Best Paper in Ophthalmic Technologies. The award and prize will be presented after the last scientific session of the conference to recognize the best paper and presentation. The 2017 recipient of the Pascal Rol Award was Furu Zhang, Indiana Univ. (USA) (see www.pascalrolfoundation.org).

Award Sponsor:

Brien Holden Vision Institute



Best Student Paper Award
Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems (Conf. BO308 )

We are pleased to announce that a cash prize will be awarded to the best student paper in this conference. Qualifying papers and presentations will be evaluated by the awards committee and the winner will be notified at the end of or after the meeting.

Award Sponsor:

Microfluidic ChipShop GmbH



Seno Medical Best Paper Awards
Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2018 (Conf. BO402)

Seno Medical Instruments of San Antonio, Texas, will sponsor the "Best Paper Award" at this conference (Certificate of recognition to all coauthors and $3,000). To qualify for the Award, authors must submit a two-page summary of their best results three weeks before the conference, present their papers at the conference (oral or poster) and publish a full manuscript in the SPIE Proceedings.  Finalists will be announced in the Introduction to the conference proceedings volume. Awards will be presented at the closing ceremony in the conference the following year.

Award Sponsor:

Seno Medical (USA)



JenLab Young Investigator Award
Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences XVIII (Conf. BO501)

We encourage graduate students, postdocs, and scientists or junior faculty who are not more than 32 years old to apply for the JenLab Young Investigator Award. To be eligible for this $2000 cash award, participants must:

  • be both the primary author and presenter of an accepted abstract
  • submit the proceedings paper by the due date, prior to the meeting, for review by the selection committee
  • self-nominate by entering "Jen Lab Young Investigator Award" as a keyword in the abstract
  • All the submitted abstracts for this award will be listed for poster presentation only. Then, two abstracts will be selected for oral presentation.
  • The winner will receive $1500 and the runner-up $500.
  • Authors may be considered for either the JenLab Young Investigator Award -or- the Student Poster Session Competition Award. Papers may not be considered for both awards. Authors must choose which award they would like their paper to be considered for.

Submitted proceedings manuscripts may be resubmitted to the Journal of Biomedical Optics (please visit http://spie.org/x85029.xml for details). Prize donated by JenLab GmbH, Germany.

Award Sponsor:

JenLab GmbH (Germany)



Student Poster Session Competition
Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences XVIII (Conf. BO501)

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are welcome to participate in the poster session competition of the conference on Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences. There is a cash award for the winner(s). The winner(s) will be informed in person or by email and must receive the award in person in the conference hall. Participants should follow the rules and regulations of SPIE for submission of their abstract and manuscript. Participants should also register their names for the competition with the Conference Chairs during the first day of the conference. Authors may be considered for either the JenLab Young Investigator Award -or- the Student Poster Session Competition Award. Papers may not be considered for both awards. Authors must choose which award they would like their paper to be considered for. Submitted proceeding manuscripts are allowed for resubmission to the Journal of Biomedical Optics (please visit http://spie.org/x85029.xml for details). Prize donated by the Conference Sponsors.



PicoQuant Young Investigator Award
Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Superresolution Imaging XI (Conf. BO503)

Young scientists (age 32 or below and not yet full faculty members) are encouraged to participate in this best paper competition, which offers a $1000 USD cash award. Participants must be both the primary author and presenter of an accepted abstract to be eligible. Please select "PicoQuant Young Investigator Award" as the last Topic in the abstract submission wizard in order to be considered. This award is sponsored by PicoQuant GmbH Berlin and presented Sunday afternoon.

Award Sponsor:

PicoQuant GmbH Berlin (Germany)



Best Student Paper Awards
Optical Diagnostics and Sensing XVIII: Toward Point-of-Care Diagnostics (Conf. BO504)

The Conference Chair and Program Committee would like to encourage innovative work to further the field of optical diagnostics and sensing by recognizing student pioneers with a Best Student Paper Award. Winners will be notified by email. In order to be considered for a Best Student Paper Award:

  • Student must be the presenting author at the conference and must make their presentation as scheduled.
  • Student must be the leading author of the manuscript and the manuscript must be submitted to the Proceedings of SPIE. The award decision is based on manuscript submission.

Please select 'Cobolt Best Student Paper Award" as the last Topic in the abstract submission wizard in order to be considered.

Evaluation Criteria

A panel of experts will evaluate all papers submitted for consideration for both quality and content. Attention will be given to 1) the innovation, clarity, and style of both the presentation at the conference and the manuscript submitted for publication, and 2) the importance of the work to the field.

Please contact the Program Coordinator, Stephanie Kaiser, at stephaniek@spie.org with any questions. Thank you for your interest!

Award Sponsor:

Cobolt-HÜBNER



Best Paper Awards
High-Speed Biomedical Imaging and Spectroscopy III: Toward Big Data Instrumentation and Management (Conf. BO508)

We are pleased to announce that Hamamatsu, PiPhotonics and Hitachi High-Tech will sponsor six Best Paper Awards for this Conference, with a total cash prize of $3000: two Hamamatsu Best Paper Awards ($500 each) two PiPhotonics Best Paper Awards ($500 each) and two Hitachi High-Tech Best Paper Awards ($500 each). Participants must be both the primary author and presenter of an accepted abstract to be eligible. Qualifying papers and presentations will be evaluated by the awards committee. The winners will be notified at the end of, or after, the meeting.

Award Sponsors:

Hamamatsu

PiPhotonics

Hitachi High-Tech



Prizmatix Young Investigator Awards
Nanoscale Imaging, Sensing, and Actuation for Biomedical Applications XV (Conf. BO600)

Two $500 USD "Young Investigator Awards" sponsored by Prizmatix Ltd. will be awarded for notable contributions by young scientists presenting their work in this conference.

Award Sponsor:

Prizmatix Ltd.



Ocean Optics Young Investigator Award
Colloidal Nanocrystals for Biomedical Applications XIII (Conf. BO601)

The Ocean Optics Young Investigator Awards will be given for the best contributed papers presented by a leading author who is either a graduate student or has graduated within less than five years of the paper submission date. Two prizes will be awarded. The First Prize will consist of a $1,000 cash prize for the Young Investigator and $2,000 Ocean Optics equipment credit for the laboratory where the work was performed. The Second Prize will consist of a $500 cash prize for the Young Investigator and $1,000 Ocean Optics equipment credit for the laboratory where the work was performed. The equipment credit must be used in the same calendar year that the award is received. To be eligible, manuscripts of self-nominating authors must be received by the due date. Nominations should be sent to osinski@chtm.unm.edu and should include a brief CV of the leading author.

Award Sponsor:

Ocean Optics


Important Dates

Abstracts Due
17 July 2017

Author Notification
25 September 2017

BiOS Manuscripts Due
5 January 2018


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