Freezer Challenge winners will be awarded at the 2018 I2SL Annual Conference.
The Freezer Challenge will award institutions and laboratories in each of four sectors:
- Pharmaceutical and biotech
- Clinical, hospital, private research, or other
Plaques will be awarded to winning institutions, and an institutional representative will receive a stipend to attend the 2018 I2SL conference. Winning laboratories will have their picture published in Nature and will receive a stipend to attend the 2018 I2SL conference.
Institutional Award Categories
Given to institutions with the highest number of total points among all institutions participating in each sector.
Given to institutions in each sector with the greatest number of points per number of participating units. Denali Prize winners must have at least 25 participating refrigeration units in the challenge (inclusive of ultra-low temperature freezers, walk-ins, and standard refrigeration units).
Individual Lab Awards
In each sector, individual labs scoring the highest number of points per number of refrigeration units will have their picture published in Nature. Winning labs will also receive a stipend to attend the 2018 I2SL conference.