Wellcome Image Awards 2017

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The Wellcome Image Awards are celebrating their 20th year of bringing us the world’s most incredible science images. This year’s winning images will be on display across the world, including the United States, Russia and South Africa and here at Glasgow Science Centre.

Showcasing the best in science image making, this year’s awards include a broader range of cutting-edge artistic and scientific techniques than ever before. From photography and illustration to super-resolution microscopy and medical scans, the images use a variety of methods to capture the imagination and bring complex concepts to life.

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The Placenta Rainbow. Credit: Suchita Nadkarni, William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London

This year’s award-winning images include a beautiful illustration of Nobel laureate and neurobiologist Rita Levi-Montalcini, a glimpse at the intricate system of blood vessels inside an African Grey Parrot and a fascinating visualisation of Twitter conversations about breast cancer.

A captivating digital illustration portraying a personal experience of Crohn’s disease has been selected as the overall winner for the 2017 Wellcome Image Awards.

You can see the award winning images on Floor 2 of the Science Mall and on our external 49ft tv screen.  

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Overall WINNING image. Stickman – The Vicissitudes of Crohn’s (Resolution). Credit Spooky Pooka.

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