You might be surprised to learn that NEB® headquarters is covered in art – from the sculptures that grace the grounds of our campus to the gallery that sits just inside our main entrance, New England Biolabs® believes that there is a real place for art in science. Our collection has grown for over 40 years, and it inspires creativity that drives scientific breakthroughs. We also support local art programs out of a core belief that fostering creativity is essential to self-improvement and social change.

With this award, we recognize the creativity of our customers and the new, unpredictable, and stunning ways that art and science intersect.

Thoughts from 2014 Passion in Science Award Winners

  • I always see arts and science as being two sides of the same coin. You have to look at the world from different perspectives, and what you're trying to do is describe the world to other people. Whether that's in peer reviewed publications or whether it's in an expression of art, it's going to be your interpretation of a particular topic.

    Louise Hughes, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • An art project or a science project all start with a curiosity, a question, and we all go through the same process of fun and excitement and sometimes frustration, and then ultimately we reach that product that we're looking for.

    Shelly Xie, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

What Will Award Winners Receive?

  • Award winners will be our guests at a celebration at the NEB campus in Ipswich, MA, USA on November 3rd and 4th, and will receive either a $1,000 donation to the charity of their choice, or a $1,000 travel grant to a scientific conference. *

  • Some of the winners may have their stories and pictures featured in the 2017–18 NEB Catalog & Technical Reference due for release early next year. Applications will be accepted through July 31st, 2016 – apply today!

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