For 20 years the Wellcome Image Awards has been fascinating us with their incredible images from the world of science and medicine. This year the winning selection ranges from incredibly detailed photography of cells to the overall winner, a beautiful illustration showing the artist's struggle with Crohn’s disease.

Our very own James Cutmore was on the judging panel, who had this to say of the process:

“One of the many advantages of being picture editor of BBC Focus magazine is being asked to be a judge on the annual Wellcome Trust Image Awards. For me, this is a great opportunity to look through literally hundreds of interesting science images, and deliberate over their various merits with some big names in the professional science world. The competition always provokes some interesting debates amongst the judges as we vie to include our personal favourites in the final selection."

The winning images are being exhibited in venues across the UK, Europe and Africa.


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