Dr Alice M Roberts, best known for her television appearances on BBC’s Don’t Die Young and The Incredible Human Journey, presented the winners of the 2009 Wellcome Image Awards with their trophies last night at Wellcome Collection. This year sees 19 images awarded in three categories: biomedical, illustration and photography.
The Wellcome Image Awards recognise the creators of the most informative, striking and technically excellent images among recent acquisitions to the Wellcome Images collection of medical and historical imagery.
Selected by a panel of expert judges, the winning images were created using a range of microscopic techniques, including combinations of light microscopy and innovative histological approaches, and electron microscopy; illustration, and photography.
The winning images are on display in Wellcome Collection from today until spring 2010. This space is shown in a BBC report, in which Sir Mark Walport, Director of the Wellcome Trust, talks about his favourite images in the exhibition.
Author: Louise Crane