ELISA Redux Challenge: Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News along with partner Scintellix, LLC and sponsor Invitrogen, a part of Life Technologies Corporation, is proud to announce that we have a winner! Click here to read all about the team that solved this cryptic puzzle.
Also, GEN, Scintellix, LLC, and Invitrogen have launched another tantalizing contest called Cryptogram Challenge: RNAi.
Decode the cipher hidden in this 96-well plate.
Rules, Regulations, and Judging Procedure
- The contest will run from October 15 until it is solved.
- All entries must be submitted electronically.
- You can enter as many times as you like up to once a day.
- A new clue will be provided every Monday.
- Submissions of solutions must be made on a 12x8 cell grid that exactly corresponds to the cells of the ELISA plate image, called ELISA Redux.
- A correct solution must have a value assigned to each cell in the solution sheet.
- Dr. Peter Johnson, creator of the Cryptogram Challenge: ELISA Redux, will be the judge.
- A sealed solution will be held in escrow.
- Evaluation of submissions will occur on a rolling basis.
- Entries will be compared to the original answer key. GEN, Scintellix, LLC, and Invitrogen employees and their families will be ineligible to win.
- The first solution sheet that correctly contains the encrypted message in the appropriate cells and all other cells labeled properly will win the contest.
- He/she will also be given the opportunity to choose one of five benchtop devices from Invitrogen, part of Life Technologies Corporation.
- The winner will also be featured in GEN, so he/she needs to agree to be interviewed, photographed, and have his/her name and affiliation published.
- The first 150 registrants will receive a T-shirt depicting the ELISA Redux image.