Press release issued 27 November 2012
Annual Art of Science Competition 2012
The 12 winning entries will be displayed in an exhibition from mid-December at the At-Bristol café and will be made into a 2013 Calendar.
Nicole Antonio, a researcher from the University’s School of Biochemistry and co-ordinator of the competition, said: “The high quality found in the images received this year highlights how scientists are not the stereotypical eccentrics in white coats, but in fact highly creative and artistic. The aesthetic beauty that the researchers have found within their work, taken whilst studying medical problems that affect us all, such as cancer and arthritis, is something that we hope everyone can relate to.”
The winning works were judged and selected according to their scientific and artistic content by Phil Winfield, CEO of At-Bristol; Will Bolton, professional wildlife photographer; and Jon Keating, Dean of Science at the University of Bristol.
Many images will be selected and submitted to Wellcome Images. The biomedical collection holds over 40,000 high-quality images from the clinical and biomedical sciences, and is the world's leading source of images of medicine and its history.
A Wintry impression of the intestine. β-catenin (green) and nuclei (blue) in intestinal epithelium by immunofluorescence. β-catenin is the key protein in the canonical Wnt signalling pathway, which maintains intestinal homeostasis.
Image by Alex Greenhough and Paloma Ordóñez Morán
Prostate cancer cells (PC-3, blue and pink) invading through a 3D collagen matrix containing non-cancerous fibroblasts (green). The cancer cells interact intimately with the fibroblasts, which in turn stretch and pull on the matrix to create archways that the cancer cells invade through.
Image by Jennifer Batson