The holidays may be over, but signs of holiday spirit still linger on around the Addgene office as we peruse the #DeckTheLab submissions. We asked all of the Addgenies to pick their favorites out of the bunch and here’s what ended up on top.
Agar art from Nika Heijmans
There were many science-themed submissions: string lights hung up in the shape of RNA, light-up neurons on the lab door, and lot of agar art. This collection of agar art from Nika Heijmans stood out to the Addgenies.
Happy holidays!🎄☃️ More #agarart from our lab @SILS_UvA 🧬🧫 Soon on display @Micropia! #SciArt #MerryChristmas #happyholidays2018 #DeckTheLab @Addgene @joachimgoedhart @SAbiega @EikeMahlandt @Saskia_deMan @AnoeskaMoosdijk @ShebaAJ pic.twitter.com/X6QYXteRLT— Nika Heijmans (@nikaheijmans) December 21, 2018
Eppi the red nosed reindeer from @ladiesinlabcoats
Many teams recycled lab materials into holiday decorations. We appreciated the creative uses of old posters, pipette tip boxes, and more (stay tuned for a few blog posts coming up about sustainability in the lab!). The @ladiesinlabcoats used a pipette tip box and microcentrifuge tubes to make Eppi the red nosed reindeer.
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Eppi the red nosed Reindeer! 🦌🦌 as you can see lots of work always gets done this time of year 😁 we stopped working on our reports/lab stuff for a few minutes to create this lovely winter scene out of stuff we found around the lab! . . . . If we've tagged you it's because we love your Insta!! #LILCChristmas . . #lab #ladiesinlabcoats #Christmas #labchristmas #cute #reindeer #DeckTheLab #eppendorf #themuppets #scifun #funny #ChristmasScene #womenwhoscience #scigirls #wearestemsquad #festivefun #phdlife #phdtips #sciencecommunication #sciencedaily #instascience #ladies #research #cardiovascularresearch #parkinsonsdisease
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Buddy the Elf from Matthew Sikora’s lab
Matthew Sikora’s lab went all out to transform their lab into a walking tour of Buddy the Elf’s journey from the North Pole to New York City. Check out their video below.
Happy Holidays from the @SikoraLab! This year, @BordeauxFoSho takes you through our interpretation of Buddy the Elf's journey from the North Pole to New York. #ELF #DeckTheLab #ProudPIhttps://t.co/MYMnXicWqb— Matthew J. Sikora (@mjsikora) December 18, 2018
Fireplace from the Dyer Lab
If you’re feeling as chilly this winter as the Addgenies are in Massachusetts, have a look at the Dyer Lab’s decorated office! Below, they turned one of the lab computers into a fireplace scene.
Thanks to all who participated in the 2018 #DeckTheLab competition. The four winners will receive a holiday care package from Addgene. We hope all of our entrants had fun decorating with their labmates!