Welcome to the 2022 CiteAb Awards

Celebrating the very best suppliers and individuals in the research reagent sector worldwide.

Image of the Year

Derek Sung et al.,
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

This award celebrates the beautiful outputs that can be generated when reagents are used successfully in really fascinating research. We began this award after we started collecting published images, and it quickly became one of our favourites!

The stunning Image of the Year for 2022 goes to Derek Sung et al. from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, using reagents from Abcam and Cell Signaling technology.

The image is from their research paper entitled: Mutations in Non-muscle Myosin 2A Disrupt the Actomyosin Cytoskeleton in Sertoli Cells and Cause Male Infertility.

Sung et al. pursued research into mutations linked with infertility. Mutations in non-muscle myosin 2A (NM2A) can result in deafness, cataracts and glomerulosclerosis. In this work, mouse models of common mutations in this significant protein were created. One such mutant was found to cause infertility in male mice, and the researchers observed reduced testis size and abnormal Sertoli cells. NM2A and its paralog NM2B were ultimately concluded to be essential for testes development and fertility.

The Sertoli cell is an often overlooked cell type important for structural integrity in developing sperm. The striking image pictured shows the Sertoli cell, highlighting the architectural beauty in their columnar morphology and tubular nature of the testes.

Other Categories

Explore additional categories featuring in the 2022 CiteAb Awards.

Innovation award

Winner: Recombinant Multiclonal range from Abcam

Highly Commended: Abby technology by ProteinSimple

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Researchers’ choice

Winner: Proteintech

Highly Commended: Hello Bio

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Award for Significant Individual Impact

Winner: Dr. Giovanna Roncador

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Image of the Year

Winner: Derek Sung et al. from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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Environmental Initiative of the Year

Winner: ChromoTek and 2BScientific

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Acquisition of the Year

Winner: Abcam and BioVision

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Cell Line Supplier of the Year

Winner: ATCC

Highly Commended: The Jackson Laboratory

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Recombinant Antibody Supplier of the Year

Winner: Cell Signaling Technology

Highly Commended: Abcam

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Carbohydrate Supplier of the Year

Winner: MilliporeSigma

Highly Commended: Thermo Fisher Scientific

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Multiplex Immunoassay Supplier to Watch in 2022

Winner: BioLegend

Highly Commended: Meso Scale Diagnostics

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Protein Supplier to Watch in 2022

Winner: ACROBiosystems

Highly Commended: Sino Biological

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Supplier Succeeding in Sars-Cov-2 research

Winner: Sino Biological

Highly Commended: Abcam

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Supplier Succeeding in KO validation

Winner: Abcam

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Supplier Succeeding in Cancer Research

Winner: Cell Signaling Technology

Highly Commended: Abcam

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