GEN, Scintellix, LLC, and Bio-Rad congratulate Donna Marie Noga, Sales Administrative Assistant at Amresco, for winning the Cryptogram Challenge: Cell Counting. Find out how she discovered the encrypted message, "Count with high precision," by clicking here.
Stay tuned for GEN's next online contest called Cryptogram Challenge: qPCR, which will launch on October 15.
Clues Released during the Cell Counting Challenge
Clue 1: The number of cells in the overall image is unimportant.
Clue 2: The transparencies of lines are unimportant.
Clue 3: The colors of lines are unimportant.
Clue 4: Cell transparencies are unimportant.
Clue 5: The axis numbers and letters are unimportant.
Clue 6: Purple cells (RGB 102, 0, 102) must be subtracted from the image.
Clue 7: The colors of remaining cells are unimportant.
Clue 8: The angular orientation of cells is unimportant.
Clue 9: The code for each letter requires a combination of four cells.
Clue 10: Cells that code lie within the larger intersection zones of circles that include nine squares beginning at the upper right and ending just below the limit of Image B.
Clue 11: The answer has 22 letters and three spaces (the spaces are also coded). The answer is jumbled and contains four words.
Clue 12: Sixteen letters of the alphabet are present once. C, O, and N are present twice, H is present three times, and I is present four times. You should now be able to solve the cryptogram.
Decode the cipher hidden in Image A below
Image B is linked to clue 10
PRIZE: $1,500 and your choice of one of five Bio-Rad benchtop devices.
Select from: Gene Pulser Xcell™ eukaryotic system, MyCycler™
personal thermal cycler, TC10™ automated cell counter, VersaFluor™ fluorometer,
and SmartSpec™ Plus spectrophotometer.
If you have already registered you can simply start playing the Cryptogram Challenge:
Cell Counting. The first 150 registrants will receive a free Challenge T-shirt.
Be sure to read the Challenge Rules and Regulations »