Written on 17 Mar 2016 in Press Mentions
The 2016 Wellcome Image Award winners have been announced, with a watercolour illustration of an Ebola virus particle and a photograph of a newborn baby receiving the top prizes.
The images were described as "stunning" by the award judges.
"Both the overall winner and the Julie Dorrington winner combine technology and creativity to communicate science and medicine," said Catherine Draycott, head of Wellcome Images and chair of the judging panel.
"David Goodsell uses detailed data and his scientific knowledge along with his talent as an artist to reveal the structure and function of Ebola, while David Bishop combines his skill and sensitivity to show a newborn baby cradled in a pool of therapeutic light emanating from sophisticated equipment"
Goodsell's image of the Ebola virus particle was created using a combination of watercolour and ink illustration, and Bishops' image of the newborn baby was photographed in what the judges described as a "perfect capture of the vulnerability of a newborn".
The Wellcome Image Awards "showcase the best in science image making" across the world, with this years longlisted images including photographs of moths and microscopic images of particles and stem cells.
The images can be seen in a number of venues in the UK, including the Cambridge Science Centre and the Eden Project in Cornwall. A full list of venues, including others in Europe and Africa, can be found on the Wellcome Collection's website.
BBC Medical Correspondent and member of the Wellcome judging panel, Fergus Walsh, said: "The Wellcome Image Awards consistently uncover a stunning range of images that not only capture the imagination but help bring complex concepts to life. From otherworldly pictures to intricate close ups, these spectacular images draw you in and tell important stories aboutmedical research today."