The American Society for Microbiology Announces Winners of the Agar Art Challenge

3rd place: Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a species of yeast. It is the active agent responsible for our most basic foods - bread, wine, and beer since ancient civilizations. It has been long since humans have tried to understand how to make them more productive. However, it was not until the Genomic Era that this organism has been thoroughly studied, leading us to the “Harvest Season” of Yeast knowledge, now. This is one of the most intensively studied eukaryotic model organisms in molecular, cell biology, much like Escherichia coli as the model bacterium. Many proteins important in human biology were first discovered by studying their homologs in yeast, these proteins include cell cycle proteins, signaling proteins, and protein-processing. The organism used for this piece of art were metabolically engineered on the b-carotene pathway, resulting in a color palette of colonies of our choice, from yellow to red. The painting depicts a humble farmhouse with the wheat production laced in the countryyard. Amazed by the plasticity of this organism for engineering during the Yeast Genetics & Genomics Summer Course at CSHL I got inspired to paint this agar with the message: “Look at the Yeast field, for they are already white for harvest!. Created by Maria Eugenia Inda , a postdoctoral researcher from Argentina working at Cold Spring Harbor Labs - First place went to Neurons, submitted by Mehmet Berkmen of New England Biolabs, with artist Maria Penil, whilst the people's Choice went to Cell to Cell, with almost 3,500 likes on the Facebook album. This image was also created by the group who won first place... - Washington D.C., United States - Wednesday 14th October 2015 (1 Picture)


3rd Place:  Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Is A Species Of Yeast. It Is The Active Agent Responsible For Our Most Basic Foods - Bread, Wine, And Beer Since Ancient Civilizations. It Has Been Long Since Humans Have Tried To Understand How To Make Them More Productive. However, It Was Not Until The Genomic Era That This Organism Has Been Thoroughly Studied, Leading Us To The “harvest Season” Of Yeast Knowledge, Now. This Is One Of The Most Intensively Studied Eukaryotic Model Organisms In Molecular, Cell Biology, Much Like Escherichia Coli As The Model Bacterium. Many Proteins Important In Human Biology Were First Discovered By Studying Their Homologs In Yeast, These Proteins Include Cell Cycle Proteins, Signaling Proteins, And Protein-processing. The Organism Used For This Piece Of Art Were Metabolically Engineered On The B-carotene Pathway, Resulting In A Color Palette Of Colonies Of Our Choice, From Yellow To Red. The Painting Depicts A Humble Farmhouse With The Wheat Production Laced In The Countryyard. Amazed By The Plasticity Of This Organism For Engineering During The Yeast Genetics & Genomics Summer Course At Cshl I Got Inspired To Paint This Agar With The Message: “look At The Yeast Field, For They Are Already White For Harvest!.
Created By Maria Eugenia Inda and A Postdoctoral Researcher From Argentina Working At Cold Spring Harbor Labs 1

3rd Place: Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Is A Species Of Yeast. It Is The Active Agent Responsible For Our Most Basic Foods - Bread, Wine, And Beer Since Ancient Civilizations. It Has Been Long Since Humans Have Tried To Understand How To Make Them More Productive. However, It Was Not Until The Genomic Era That This Organism Has Been Thoroughly Studied, Leading Us To The “harvest Season” Of Yeast Knowledge, Now. This Is One Of The Most Intensively Studied Eukaryotic Model Organisms In Molecular, Cell Biology, Much Like Escherichia Coli As The Model Bacterium. Many Proteins Important In Human Biology Were First Discovered By Studying Their Homologs In Yeast, These Proteins Include Cell Cycle Proteins, Signaling Proteins, And Protein-processing. The Organism Used For This Piece Of Art Were Metabolically Engineered On The B-carotene Pathway, Resulting In A Color Palette Of Colonies Of Our Choice, From Yellow To Red. The Painting Depicts A Humble Farmhouse With The Wheat Production Laced In The Countryyard. Amazed By The Plasticity Of This Organism For Engineering During The Yeast Genetics & Genomics Summer Course At Cshl I Got Inspired To Paint This Agar With The Message: “look At The Yeast Field, For They Are Already White For Harvest!. Created By Maria Eugenia Inda and A Postdoctoral Researcher From Argentina Working At Cold Spring Harbor Labs
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