The subject matter for the 22nd annual International Small World Competition was unrestricted and attracted a diverse set of entries that included specimens from cell biology, neuroscience, genetics, cancer research, botany, chemistry, and materials science. Judges for the 1996 contest were Kenneth C. Moore (University of Iowa), Phyllis Z. Budka (General Electric), Joseph Ogrodnick (Cornell University), and Martin L. Scott (Scientific Imaging).

1996 Contest Prize Winners

  • First Prize

    1st Prize - Lars Bech

    Naarden, The Netherlands
    Specimen: Doxorubin in methanol and dimethylbenzenesulfonic acid (80x)
    Technique: Polarized Light
  • Second Prize

    2nd Prize - Brad Miller

    Washington University School of Medicine - St. Louis, Missouri, USA
    Specimen: Neurons in cerebral cortex of a six day old rat (40x)
    Technique: Fluorescence, Double Exposure
  • Third Prize

    3rd Prize - Christian Gautier

    PHO.N.E. Photo Agency - Ivry/Seine, France
    Specimen: Eggs of Branchipus diaphanus (crustacea) (40x)
    Technique: Rheinberg, Illumination
  • Fourth Prize

    4th Prize - K.G. Murti

    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Memphis, Tennessee, USA
    Specimen: Two HeLa tissue culture cells in cytokinesis (250x)
    Technique: Fluorescence, Confocal
  • Fifth Prize

    5th Prize - Brad Miller

    Washington University School of Medicine - St. Louis, Missouri, USA
    Specimen: Neuronal axons in cerebral cortex of an embryonic hamster (50x)
    Technique: Fluorescence, Double Exposure
  • Sixth Prize

    6th Prize - Karl E. Deckart

    Eckental, Germany
    Specimen: Salt crystal (10x)
    Technique: Brightfield
  • Seventh Prize

    7th Prize - Keith A. Yagaloff, Ph.D.

    Hoffmann-La Roche - Nutley, New Jersey, USA
    Specimen: Sodium vanadate crystal (10x)
    Technique: Polarized Light / DIC
  • Eighth Prize

    8th Prize - Christian Gautier

    PHO.N.E. Photo Agency - Ivry/Seine, France
    Specimen: Artemia salina (crustacea) (20x)
    Technique: Rheinberg Illumination
  • Ninth Prize

    9th Prize - Ulrich B├╝ttner

    Daimler Benz Research Center - Ulm, Germany
    Specimen: Indium phosphide surface (1000x)
    Technique: Brightfield / DIC
  • Tenth Prize

    10th Prize - David K. Terbush

    The George Washington University Medical Center - Washington, District of Columbia, USA
    Specimen: Dogfish placiod scale (25x)
    Technique: Brightfield / Polarized Light
  • Eleventh Prize

    11th Prize - Alpo Pelttari

    University of Kuopio - Kuopio, Finland
    Specimen: Crystallized Toluidine Blue staining solution (62.5x)
    Technique: Differential Interference Contrast
  • Twelfth Prize

    12th Prize - N.P. Samson

    Department of Botany, Madras Christian College - Tambaram, Madras, India
    Specimen: Oryza eichingeri (wild rice) leaf epidermis (63x)
    Technique: Fluorescence
  • Thirteenth Prize

    13th Prize - Cory Brayton, DVM

    The Hospital for Special Surgery - New York, New York, USA
    Specimen: Sodium nitrate crystals from fecal analysis solution for parasitology (100x)
    Technique: Brightfield / Polarized Light
  • Fourteenth Prize

    14th Prize - James E. Dunnington, MD

    Pathology Associates PSC - Lexington, Kentucky, USA
    Specimen: Curschmann's Spiral in sputum specimen (40x)
    Technique: Brightfield
  • Fifteenth Prize

    15th Prize - James E. Hayden, RBP

    Bio-Graphics - Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, USA
    Specimen: Seminiferous tubules of a transgenic rat (18.7x)
    Technique: Darkfield
  • Sixteenth Prize

    16th Prize - Ulrich Buettner

    Daimler Benz Research Center - Ulm, Germany
    Specimen: Crush-lines in silicon nitride (200x)
    Technique: Darkfield
  • Seventeenth Prize

    17th Prize - Karl E. Deckart

    Eckental, Germany
    Specimen: Microchip (10x)
    Technique: Differential Interference Contrast
  • Eighteenth Prize

    18th Prize - Ray Nelson

    Earlysville, Virgina, USA
    Specimen: Progesterone and nicotinic acid melted together (450x)
    Technique: Polarized Light
  • Nineteenth Prize

    19th Prize - Ron Sturm

    Construction Technology - Laboratories, Inc. - Skokie, Illinois, USA
    Specimen: Salicylic acid crystals (10x)
    Technique: Polarized Light
  • Twentieth Prize

    20th Prize - Stefan Eberhard

    Complex Carbohydrate Research Center - University of Georgia - Athens, Georgia, USA
    Specimen: Niacinamide crystals (16x)
    Technique: Polarized Light

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