The 15th Wellcome Image Awards were presented on 15 March 2016 at the Science Museum London, celebrating the scientists, clinicians, photographers and artists who bring science to life through remarkable imaging. Out of the 20 finalists' images on display around the country, including Millennium Point, was David S Goodsell of RCSB Protein Data Bank for his image of the Ebola virus.

This year the Julie Dorrington Award for outstanding photography in a clinical environment was also launched. Named after one of the founders of the Wellcome Images clinical collection, this Award honours Julie’s contribution to Wellcome and to the clinical photography profession and the service it provides to medicine and medical education. The winner of the Julie Dorrington Award in 2-16 was David Bishop of Royal Free Hospital, London, for his image of a premature baby receiving light therapy. 

The Wellcome Image Awards are the Wellcome Trust’s most eye-catching celebration of science, medicine and life. The Awards recognise the creators of the most informative, striking and technically excellent images that communicate significant aspects of biomedical science. The winners are selected from all new images acquired by Wellcome Images during the preceding year. Judged by a panel that includes experts in science communication, medicine and biomedical science, the Awards showcase the best in science image making.

This year we also launched the Julie Dorrington Award for outstanding photography in a clinical environment. Named after one of the founders of the Wellcome Images clinical collection, this Award honours Julie’s contribution to Wellcome and to the clinical photography profession and the service it provides to medicine and medical education.

Our FREE exhibition of the winning images will be open on our Level 2 space until 10th April, as well as in venues across the UK, Europe and Africa.

To find out more about the exhibition, or to plan your visit, click here.