Koch Institute Image Awards
Scientific data comes in many flavors and types, but a special place is reserved for images. Micrographs, MRI scans and other biomedical images serve as windows through which experts and non-scientists alike can glimpse otherwise invisible biological worlds.
The Koch Institute Image Awards were established to recognize and publicly display these extraordinary visuals. Out of approximately 150 submissions to the 2013 Awards, 10 winning images were selected by an expert panel to appear in the Galleries.
2013 Selection Panel
Iain Cheeseman, Member, Whitehead Institute; Cabot Career Development Associate Professor of Biology, MIT
Catherine Draycott, Head of Wellcome Images
Felice Frankel, Science Photographer; Research Scientist, MIT Center for Materials Science and Engineering
Janis Fraser, PhD '76 (VII), Principal, Fish & Richardson P.C., Member of the Koch Institute Leadership Council
Paula Nelson, Assistant Managing Editor for Photography, Boston Globe
Christopher Turner, Postdoctoral Fellow, Hynes Lab, Koch Institute
Click the square pictures below to explore the stories behind this year's winning images and other current exhibits. Browse non-winning 2013 submissions here or click on the Image Library tab to explore images from previous years' contests. You can learn more about the 2014 contest on the main KI website here.