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Brave, bold and beautiful: science meets art in QUT photo competition

23rd October 2017

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.

The power of fluorescent proteins by Steven Charlesworth

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:

View the finalists on the QUT Institute for Future Environments' Flickr page

Media contact: Mechelle McMahon, QUT media unit,


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