Undergrads! Win a one week microscopy project this summer in Switzerland: Scientist of Tomorrow 2019

Last year, we were amazed by the amount of great applications sent in by undergraduate students from across the globe. In our efforts to encourage science education, we are re-launching the Scientist of Tomorrow microscopy contest this year. Check out the amazing entries of last year’s competition and a sneak peek behind the scenes

The left image shows a mitosis of a Fibroblastic Reticular Cell (FRC) digitally stained. On the right side you can appreciate a GIF of a live mitosis of a  Fibroblastic Reticular Cell (FRC).

Are you interested in Cell Biology? Would you like to work with a revolutionary 3D microscope to explore living cells this summer? Do you dream of visiting Switzerland?

Nanolive is inviting Undergraduate students from all over the world to submit a proposal to win a one-week trip to our headquarters in Lausanne in July (dates subject to discussion). The winner will get a chance to work alongside our scientists and use our cutting-edge 3D Cell Explorer microscope to explore living cells in 3D. Visit this page to see all the amazing applications you can use the 3D Cell Explorer for: www.nanolive.ch/applications.

Don’t wait for too long for this opportunity! 

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Please send your application to education@nanolive.ch before May 31st. The application should include the following:

  1. Your best single cell image or cell-cell interaction you acquired with a few lines caption explaining cell type, equipment used, date of acquisition and context (e.g. cell biology course, internship, …)
  2. A 1-minute video of yourself explaining why you would like to come and what excites you about live cell imaging
  3. Recommendation letter from your biology professor/ head of department or any relevant faculty member


  • The competition prize is a 1-week research project at Nanolive HQ in Lausanne this July to work with the 3D Cell Explorer holo-tomographic microscope. Coverage includes travel to Nanolive’s HQ, accommodation and lunch allowance.
  • This competition is reserved to academic undergraduate students currently enrolled in a life science course (Bachelor or Master).
  • Applicants must have a valid passport to travel to Switzerland (including Visa if applicable).
  • Each submission needs to be supported with a letter of recommendation by a departmental head or biology professor or any relevant faculty member.
  • No purchase is necessary to enter or win.
  • Each student may submit one proposal for judging.
  • Entries will be judged on:
    • Cell Image aesthetics/ scientific value
    • Enthusiasm & Motivation
    • Quality of the application
  • Entries must be received no later than May 31st, 2019.
  • Please send your application to education@nanolive.ch.
  • Prizewinners will be notified by email before the end of June.
  • The judging panel for the competition is selected solely by Nanolive SA and is final. The decision of Nanolive SA panel of judges is final.
  • By submitting an entry to this competition, you agree that:
    • You give Nanolive SA, worldwide rights to use your name, video and cell image in connection with the competition as Nanolive sees fit.
    • After your 1 week project will be completed, you give Nanolive SA, worldwide rights to use your results on its website/ communication / marketing material.
  • Competing projects will only be used in connection with the competition and accompanying publicity and will include appropriate credits.
  • All reasonable care will be taken in handling projects digital files, but Nanolive SA does not assume responsibility for their loss or damage.