Immunology in Action 2010
The winners of Immunology in Action 2010 have been announced. Visit the results page to find out who won. Congratulations to all our winners!
Immunology, the study of the ability of an organism to resist disease, is central to much of medical research, but immunology extends beyond laboratory research to clinics, public health initiatives and learning. Encompassing many aspects of our modern day lives, immunology is central to our understanding of health and diseases. Immunology in Action
is an image competition whose purpose is to explore the diversity of the subject in all its forms, and the impact is has on our lives.
The competition for 2010 was open to all, from school children to patients to professors. Submitted images should explore an immunological theme: whether something found down the microscope; medicines and treatment; field work, or education. However, this is not an exhaustive list. Entries werejudged on their visual impact, originality and their ability to communicate immunology. We therefore encouraged the use imaginative and innovative means to communicate the important roles of immunology.
The competition was judged by:
, science editor of The Times
newspaper and author of ’50 genetic ideas you really need to know’
, aka Dr Bunhead, a stand-up scientist bringing 100% pure science to classrooms, theatres and TV screens around the world. His TV works include SkyONE’s series Brainiac and the BBC show Hyperlinks.
Professor David Gray
, General Secretary of the BSI. He is Professor of Immunology at the University of Edinburgh where in studies the role of B cells in the formation of memory within the immune system.
The first three images chosen by the judges will be awarded cash prize of the following values:
1st Prize £1000
2nd Prize £500
3rd Prize £250
In addition 9 images receiving the title ‘Highly Commended by The Judges’ will be awarded a £50 voucher.