2017 RDM Image Competition Winners Announced

Thank you to all of you who entered the RDM Image Competition and a huge congratulations to the winners! We received some amazing entries

Dancing Bubbles
Dancing Bubbles

in each of our three categories (‘Scientific’, ‘In and Around the Department’ and ‘Around Oxford’) and there was some lively discussion amongst the judges to select our winning images. The winning images will be exhibited in the John Radcliffe Hospital in July 2017.

You can view all the winning images in our Image Gallery

Scientific Category

First Place:

Dancing Bubbles by Erdinc Sezgin (WIMM-IMD, Eggeling Group)

The image shows cellular vesicles. Under the microscope, most of them move. The image is a combination of 30 images, each from different time points. Since they move, they form this dancing pattern when images from different time points are merged.

Second Place:

The last breath before the firework by Erdinc Sezgin and Marco Friztsche (WIMM-IMD, Eggeling Group)

Each cell has an interior network, called actin network, keeping the cell intact. The image shows an unusual state of this network right after the cell died which resembles the firework.

Third place:

Patchwork Heart by Michael Weinberger (WIMM-NDCLS, Patient Group)

The image shows some of the complexity within a developing (zebrafish) embryo. Featured is the epicardium, a layer of cells that envelops the heart (lower left corner). Staining the cell membrane (magenta) as well as the nucleus (green) reveals the patchwork cover epicardial cells form to ensure healthy heart development.

In and around the department category

The Heart Centre
The Heart Centre

First Place:

The Heart Centre by Bob Mahoney (RDM Strategic)

Looking up at the outside of the Heart Centre of the JR. The shadows of the trees have the appearance of veins, emphasising the function of the building.

Second Place:

Concentration by Kevin Clark (WIMM Core)

A photograph of Maria Suciu concentrating on pipetting!

Third Place:

JR Sunrise by Bob Mahoney (RDM Strategic)

The sun rises over the JR hospital.

Around Oxford Category

I love science
I love science

First Place:

‘I Love Science’ by Kevin Clark and Christina Rode (WIMM Core)

Light writing with a long exposure photograph and a red and white torch. The tricky bit is writing the letters backwards in only 30 seconds!

Second Place:

Frosty Leaves, University Parks by Bob Mahoney (RDM Strategic)

A carpet of leaves, covered with frost, lies on the ground in the University Parks as the day dawns.

Third Place:

Crossing by Peter Canning (WIMM-NDCLS)

People hurrying across Oxford high street.