Congratulations, Deck The Lab winners!

By Aliyah Weinstein


2020 was a year like no other, with many scientists working remotely instead of from the lab. Nonetheless, Addgene’s annual Deck the Lab competition drew upon the creativity of the community, who delivered impressive science-themed holiday decorations yet again. This year, we had two different categories: one for decorations in the lab, and one for home.

The Addgenies voted, and selected three winners in each category. Congratulations to the winners!

Deck the Lab: Classic Edition Winners

In a tie for first place, the Vestibular Lab decorated not just their lab, but their entire floor, and put together a festive video to showcase it all!

The Tarling-Vallim Lab’s first place-winning entry doubled as their lab’s decoration competition, and each lab member used an impressive variety of lab materials to create their decorations!

In third place, the BTC Institute decorated with dozens of individual virus snowflakes, since snowflakes and viruses both exhibit similar forms of symmetry.


Deck the Lab: Home Edition Winners

Winning first place in the home edition, the MicrobiGals created glow in the dark petri dish ornaments and microbe cookies!


In second place, Dr. Anne Madden created a microbe advent tree displaying over 25 archaea, bacteria, fungi, and viruses.


In third place is Matthijs Dorst’s Deck the Lab Nativity scene below his Christmas tree!

Congratulations to the winners! We’ll DM you with instructions to claim your prize. And thank you to everyone who entered. Keep an eye on Addgene’s social media throughout the year for more fun contests!

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