A stunning kaleidoscope of images revealed as winners of Great Ormond Street's first image awards
In this exclusive preview, Great Ormond Street Hospital reveals stunning images of life-changing research in their first photography prize.
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust have just released the winners of their first research image competition 'A moment of Research'.
Staff from across the trust, including the National Institute for Health Research Great Ormond Street Hospital Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR GOSH BRC) and University College London Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (UCL GOS ICH), were invited to submit images that highlighted any aspect of their life-changing research that helps find treatments and cures for some of the most complex illnesses. These ranged from beautiful microscopy to intricate representations of data and photography.
The winning image, ‘Leukocyte Kaleidoscope’ entered by PhD student Christina Burke, shows immune cells in the tonsil tissue. Among the blues and pinks are T-cells, which play an important role in fighting cancer. Those surrounded by a yellow ring are at risk of becoming over-stimulated, or ‘exhausted’. Burke’s team are looking at images like this to better understand how T-cells interact with other cells within a tumour.
Great Ormond Street Hospital is one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals with the broadest range of dedicated, children’s healthcare specialists under one roof in the UK. The hospital’s pioneering research and treatment gives hope to children with the rarest, most complex and often life-threatening conditions.
Winning Image - Leukocyte kaleidoscope
Panel favourite - Flames of hope
Panel favourite - Staghorn calculus
Shortlisted - From the Milky way to the airway
Shortlisted - Split brain
Shortlisted - Mini stomach
Shortlisted - The colours of change
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Shortlisted - The beauty of 3D protein structures
Shortlisted - My spine?
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Shortlisted - Finding patterns in data
James Cutmore is the picture editor of BBC Science Focus Magazine, researching striking images for the magazine and on the website. He is also has a passion for taking his own photographs