Researchers win leading science image competition

An experimental image acquired by two researchers from the Centre for Microvascular Research at the William Harvey Research Institute has won first prize in the British Heart Foundation’s Reflections of Research competition. Dr Mathieu-Benoit Voisin and Miss Doris Proebstl scooped first place with the image entitled: Looking through the heart. The cells depicted are being studied in order to discover how inflammation in the heart muscle may be limited, to prevent further damage, following a heart attack.    

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Looking through the heart
Looking through the heart

The annual science image competition, now in its fourth year, invites BHF funded scientists across the UK to submit images and videos which represent their area of cardiovascular research. The results illustrate the wealth of pioneering work underway in the UK to help discover new ways in which to tackle heart and circulatory disease.

The judging panel consisted of Professor Sir Christopher Edwards, Chairman of the BHF Council; Dr Alice Roberts, scientist, broadcaster and member of BHF Council; Andrew Cohen, editor of BBC Horizon; Eric Hilaire, science picture editor at the Guardian; and a poll of BHF staff.

Professor Sussan Nourshargh, Head of the Centre for Microvascular Research said: "Imaging plays a key role in our group’s work so I am really proud of Mathieu and Doris for winning this prestigious and high-profile prize."

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