With the deadline to submit entries in The Scientist’s annual Top 10 Innovations competition drawing near, here we present the expert judges that will decide the winners. This year, researchers hailing from academia, industry, and the nonprofit sector will use their rich backgrounds in laboratory science, investment, and tool development to choose the new products that are poised to revolutionize the way that life scientists work. Without further ado, our 2013 judges are:

Barbara Dalton—Director of Pfizer’s ventures investments team within the worldwide business development organization

Val Giddings—Senior fellow at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and president and CEO of PrometheusAB

Kevin Lustig—Founder and CEO of Assay Depot and founder of Bio, Tech and Beyond, a nonprofit community laboratory dedicated to life science research

Elaine Mardis—Professor of genetics and molecular microbiology and codirector of The Genome Institute at Washington University in St. Louis


Eric Schadt—Director of the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, chair of the Department of Genetics and Genomics Sciences, and the Jean C. and James W. Crystal Professor of Genomics at the Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai Hospital

With our panel of expert judges in place and ready to spot the best and brightest life-science products to hit the market in the past year, The Scientist is looking forward to a great Top 10 Innovations contest. Make sure that your product is among those considered by our judges. Products can be submitted through September 17. Don’t delay. Submit your product today!

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