Scientific research can be beautiful, unexpected and complex - just take a look at these top 10 finalists in the QUT Science in Focus Image Competition.
Judges deliberated over more than 120 original images showcasing QUT research with impact, and narrowed them down to a short list of finalists that inlcudes a microscopic view of gecko toes, a 3D model of prostate cancer, a wasp wing, and the spread of a virus through a leaf.
The public can vote for their favourite image and the "people's choice" award here.
A free public showcase on the big screens of The Cube at QUT Gardens Point will also be held this Friday from 4.45pm and will include the announcement of the judges' winner and the people's choice winner.
Professor Graham Baker, the president of the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences, will also give a free public lecture earlier in the afternoon (3.30pm) on The Value of an Arts-Science Nexus. The venue will be The Kindler Theatre in P Block near The Cube.
The QUT Science in Focus Image Competition is an annual event open to QUT students and staff and judged on visual impact, creativity and originality, technical proficiency and the significance of the research.
The top 10 finalists (in alphabetical order by first name) are:
- Annalena Wolff "The Waspicorn"
- Chloe van der Burg "Exaiptasia pallida regenerating tentacles"
- David Forrestal "Cells in a biodegradable lattice"
- Karine Harumi Moromizato " Hair shot"
- Katherine Gioseffi "A tale of twins"
- Laura Bray "3D model of prostate cancer"
- Long Bai "Erythrocyte and Fibers"
- Marie-Anne Balanant "The age of blood"
- Peter Hines "Gecko toes"
- Steven Charlesworth "The power of fluorescent proteins"
Media contact: Mechelle McMahon, QUT media unit, email@example.com