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To celebrate the launch of the newest additions to the Eppendorf centrifuge family; Centrifuge 5425 & Centrifuge 5910 R, we're looking for the oldest working Eppendorf centrifuge in the UK & Ireland.
 
Every entry will receive a centrifuge frisbee and maintenance poster. The winner will receive the new Centrifuge 5425 for their lab, plus a VIP invitation for 2 people to attend the Eppendorf Centrifuge Workshop & Launch on 15th May 2018. The trip will also include a Champagne reception on the London Eye, travel from within the UK or Ireland, plus an overnight stay in London.

How to enter:
1. Visit https://www.research.net/r/OldestCentrifuge
2. Upload a picture of your Eppendorf centrifuge
3. Enter the model no. and serial no.
4. Provide your contact details
 
Continue to follow our Facebook page for updates. Good luck!
 
Please read the terms of participation before entering. Competition closes 30th April 2018.

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Take part at www.eppendorf.com/prizedraw-uk

We look forward to receiving your valuable feedback.

'Patterns in nature' is the theme of this year's Royal Society of Biology Photography Competition. Life on Earth encompasses a myriad of regular forms, sequences and structures and we invite you to capture these details of biology.

From spots and stripes used to camouflage and signal, to the collective arrangement of organisms in colonies, herds and shoals. Your photograph could depict the spirals and symmetries of the plant kingdom or meanders and tessellations as seen in wider landscapes. You could also explore this year's theme at a cellular or molecular level to illustrate patterns observed under the microscope.

Supported by Eppendorf, there are two entry categories each with a cash prize: 18+ (£1000) and under 18s (£500). Get snapping and submit up to three images by 31st July 2018.

Shortlisted entries will be announced in September 2018 and the winners will be announced at the Society’s annual award ceremony during Biology Week 2018.

Find out more online www.rsb.org.uk/photocomp or contact the Society at competitions@rsb.org.uk

Do you optimize your cold storage practices? The International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) and My Green Lab have partnered again for the International Laboratory Freezer Challenge.

The Freezer Challenge harnesses a spirit of competition and ecological awareness to target five areas of freezer management and reward the best concept for improving cold storage in the lab.

This challenge is proudly supported by Eppendorf, as well as some other ULT suppliers. It is free to participate and only requires registration at www.freezerchallenge.org.

For more information, click here.

The 25-year anniversary edition of Eppendorf’s customer magazine BIONEWS is brimming with reports and Application Notes on a variety of topics: high-density Vero cell perfusion culture, PCR optimization using the innovative 2D-Gradient technology of the Eppendorf Mastercycler® X50, automated KAPA® HyperPlus DNA library preparation for Illumina® sequencing, and lots more!

Tip! Our anniversary prize competition offers a total of five “personalized” pipettes with laser engraving. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for you!

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Since 1993, Eppendorf BioNews has been widely regarded as a highly popular source of information for researchers and scientific personnel. Browse the latest edition online at www.eppendorf.com/bionews, or subscribe to BioNews free of charge in order to receive your personal printed issue fresh off the press twice a year!

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The new Eppendorf Catalogue includes all products we introduced during 2017 and presents you with a perfectly matched portfolio of instruments, consumables and accessories for your lab applications. In addition, you will find a comprehensive range of epServices to ensure your are fully prepared should you require our help.

Download or contact us to receive your own personal printed copy for free!

Top: Welcome to my humble abode by Duncan McNaught, taken in Galloway, South Scotland

Bottom: Coleman on Fire by Dheeraj Nanda (Aged 17) Taken in Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia

Over 600 entries were narrowed down to a shortlist of two for the Young Photographer of the Year award and a shortlist of 11 for the Photographer of the Year award, with the winners announced as part of Biology Week 2017.

The winners were announced last night on the 12th October at the Royal Society of Biology Annual Awards Ceremony on at The Hatton, London.

The prestigious title of RSB Photographer of the Year has been presented to Duncan McNaught, who photographed the often overlooked world of fungi and insects in his submission "Welcome to my humble abode".

Duncan said of winning the title of RSB Photographer of the Year: "I'm highly delighted and honoured my image was selected, the competition was high and I appreciate the difficulty the judges must have had in choosing the winner, I feel proud to have been part of this year's competition and look forward to sharing my amazing news with my family and friends in Scotland."

17 year old Dheeraj Nanda has been awarded the RSB Young Photographer of the Year prize for his submission "Coleman on Fire", which captured the symbiotic relationship between the Coleman Shrimp and the Fire Urchin in Indonesia.

The coleman shrimp and fire urchin share a symbiotic relationship where the coleman shrimp seeks refuge among the spines of the urchin and here the female is the larger one with the male being smaller just like in the case of spiders and a few other insects.

Dheeraj said of winning the title of RSB Young Photographer of the Year: "It’s a great honour to win the Young Photographer of the Year award. Being an underwater photographer, I have always loved shooting tiny critters of the sea. Hence, this year’s theme - "Hidden World" made this competition more exciting to me.

"There are plenty of macroscopic critters beneath the sea surface and they never cease to impress us. I’ve always felt that these creatures should not be unnoticed and showcasing their images in these events would do justice for their beauty. "I would like to thank RSB for this opportunity and this is for sure a lot of encouragement for my work."

The entries featured a wide variety of species from across the globe, from as far as Indonesia and Madagascar, and ranged from microscopic insights into the development of frogspawn, to the incredible emerald hues of an Indian lake photographed from 30,000 feet.

Held annually, the Photographer of the Year Competition is open to amateur photographers aged 18 and over, and has a top prize of £1,000. The Young Photographer of the Year competition is open to amateur photographers aged under 18, and has a top prize of £500.

This year, the competition theme was The Hidden World. The natural world harbours a wealth of secrets and surprises, and photographers were invited to uncover this hidden world of biology.

The Society wishes to thank Eppendorf for their support of this competition.

Hamburg, October 12, 2017 – The new “Off the Bench” is here. Eppendorf AG publishes the life science and style magazine twice per year. The current title story introduces British cell biologist Madeline Lancaster, who developed a method for growing four-millimeter mini brains from cell cultures. The researcher and her team are passionately pursuing the question of what sets us as humans apart from other living beings.

In addition to three-dimensional brain research, Off the Bench explores how so-called super plants extract poisonous substances from the soil and use them to their benefit. A research approach to freeing contaminated soil of heavy metals? It is also plants which came to life this spring in the Californian desert after years of drought, transforming the otherwise bleak landscape into a sea of colors.

Other exciting topics included in this issue are a city profile of Washington, where the leading trade show for neuroscientists from all over the globe, “Neuroscience”, will be held in November, as well as a report on research careers and the global stations of scientist Wim Delva. A guest contribution presented by Off the Bench with the kind authorization of the scientific publication “Science”.

Off the Bench can be ordered free of charge via magazine@eppendorf.com, or you may subscribe online at corporate.eppendorf.com/en/news-medien.

All magazine content is also available online at www.eppendorf.com/OTB

The Royal Society of Biology is pleased to announce the shortlist for their 2017 Photographer of the Year and Young Photographer of the Year competitions.

Over 600 entries were narrowed down to a shortlist of two for the Young Photographer of the Year award and a shortlist of 11 for the Photographer of the Year award.

Click here to view the shortlisted entries.

The winners will be announced at the annual Royal Society of Biology Annual Awards Ceremony on 12th October at The Hatton, London, as part of Biology Week 2017.

This year the competition theme was The Hidden World. The natural world harbours a wealth of secrets and surprises, and photographers were invited to uncover this hidden world of biology. The entries featured a wide variety of species from across the globe, from as far as Indonesia and Madagascar, and ranged from microscopic insights into the development of frogspawn, to the incredible emerald hues of an Indian lake photographed from 30,000 feet.

The competition was judged by:
    > Tim Harris, Nature Picture Library and Bluegreen Pictures
    > Alex Hyde, natural history photographer
    > Linda Pitkin, underwater photographer

The Photographer of the Year Competition is open to amateur photographers aged 18 and over, and has a top prize of £1000. The Young Photographer of the Year competition is open to amateur photographers aged under 18, and has a top prize of £500.

The Society wishes to thank Eppendorf for their support of this competition.

From October 1, 2017, until January 15, 2018, young researchers not older than 35 years, with an advanced degree, who are performing biomedical research in Europe are invited to apply for the Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators 2018.