ViPS daily competitions at the International Conference on Arabidopsis Research 2018

ICAR2018 competitions organised by ViPS

The Viikki Plant Science Centre is a sponsor of the International Conference on Arabidopsis Research to be held from 25-29th June 2018 in Turku, Finland.

Come and visit our information desk at the Logomo conference centre at any time during the conference!

In conjuction with the conference, ViPS will be organising a daily competition with some great prizes to be won!

You can take part in the competitions by the web links below, via Twitter @viikki_plants or by scanning the QR codes on the ViPS information desk.

Daily competitions will be open from 08:00-18:00 EEST (Eastern European Summer Time - local Helsinki time) after which winners will be selected. Winners will be drawn from those participants with the correct answer(s) or the highest score (Thursday including time taken).

Contact information collected from each competition will only be used to contact the winners and will thereafter be deleted and not used for any other purposes.

Good luck and enjoy taking part!

Monday - Guess the image

ANSWER: Scanning electron micrograph showing developing flower primordia on a sunflower capitulum at an early stage

Photo taken by: Teng Zhang

Winner: Nick Zoulias

Tuesday - Multiple choice

Winner: Reena Sharma

Wednesday - Guess the image

ANSWER: Scanning electron micrograph showing potato virus A particles which are 730 nm long and 15 nm in diameter. Potyviruses form the largest plant RNA virus group. Potyviral RNA is encapsidated into flexuous filamentous particles.

Photo taken by: Kristiina Mäkinen

Winners: Kyung-Eun Gil & Jun-Ho Ha

Thursday - Mulitple choice (image) three levels

Level 1 - 1 point per correct answer

Level 2 - 2 points per correct answer

Level 3 - 3 points per correct answer

Winner: Jenni Lihavainen

Friday - Guess the image

ANSWER: An aquaporin

Winner: Chen Liu