Microbiologists Get Creative for the 2015 ASM Agar Petri Dish Art Competition

This year, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) launched its first Agar Art contest, inviting ASM members to create a piece of art using microbes as the paint and petri dishes as the canvas. The group of microbiologists took their painting skills to the limit with their submissions, showing that bacteria can be beautiful. First place went to Neurons, submitted by Mehmet Berkmen of New England Biolabs, with artist Maria Penil. 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.

Take a look at the 2015 Agar Art Winners Gallery here.