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Babraham Institute entry for BBSRC Images with Impact competition

BBSRC’s image competition

The BBSRC Images with Impact competition is now closed. Shortlisted images are now online.

The competition sought images that represented how life sciences are changing the world, in areas like: food, farming, bioenergy, biotech, industry and health. The Babraham Institute supported the competition by opening up its labs to a creative group of photographers and illustrators. Institute staff also took part to demonstrate their perspective of the science they undertake on a daily basis. The image featured here is a competition entry by Clara Novo, a research associate at the Institute, and is entitled: Looking into the future.

The shortlist was been selected by an esteemed panel of judges and the public vote for the category winners and runenrs up closed on 31 October 2014.

Great Britain has always been the home of bioscience discovery. Penicillin, the DNA double helix and a famous sheep called 'Dolly' were all born of UK research, but never before has bioscience moved at such a pace.

With this competition we have captured the exciting developments and challenges happening in bioscience today, with images from the Great British public, its students and its researchers.

The three category winners are being shown at the Great British Bioscience Festival in London on 14-16 November, where visitors will vote to decide the overall winner.

The competition was judged by: James Cutmore, Picture Editor of BBC Focus; Dr Smita Kurup, Head of Bioimaging at Rothamsted Research; David McMahon, Director of Photography for both the MSc Biological Photography & Imaging and The undergraduate program of photography at University of Nottingham; Melanie Welham, Executive Director of Science at BBSRC and Matt Goode, Associate Director, Communications and External Relations at BBSRC.

BBSRC invests in world-class bioscience research and training on behalf of the UK public. Our aim is to further scientific knowledge, to promote economic growth, wealth and job creation and to improve quality of life in the UK and beyond. Funded by Government, and with an annual budget of around £467M (2012-2013), we support research and training in universities and strategically funded institutes. BBSRC research and the people we fund are helping society to meet major challenges, including food security, green energy and healthier, longer lives. Our investments underpin important UK economic sectors, such as farming, food, industrial biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. For more information about BBSRC, our science and our impact see: For more information about BBSRC strategically funded institutes see:

Kate Ford
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16 October, 2014