Inaugural Wiki-Edit Contest Winners Announced

To encourage Society members to share their knowledge with the public and contribute to the accuracy of information residing on the Internet, the Biophysical Society launched a Wiki-Edit Contest in 2013. The 2013 contest kicked off at the 57th Annual Meeting and ended on July 15.

Six winners were chosen by a panel of judges for creating the most improved biophysics-related articles, image collections, or other contributions to Wikipedia or Commons, compared to what was posted prior to that individual’s edits to the entry.

The winners of the 2013 contest are: Pablo Gainza, Duke University, for his work on protein design; Daniel Keedy, University of California, San Francisco, for his work on protein dynamics; Mario Rosasco, University of Washington, for his work on voltage sensitive phosphatase; Jan Krieger, German Cancer Research Center, for his work on light sheet fluorescence microscopy; Sherry Leung (not pictured), Simon Fraser University, for her work on membrane fluidity; and Paolo Annibale, University of California, Irvine, for his work on photo-activated localization.

Each winner will receive $100, a barnstar on their talk page, a one-year complimentary Society membership, complimentary registration to the 2014 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, and dinner at the Annual Meeting with Jane Richardson, the Wiki-Edit Contest creator and Past President of the Society.

The Society will be sponsoring a new Wiki Contest focused on images in 2014. Stay tuned for more information!