The Reflections of Research competition first
ran in 2005 and has been going strong ever since.
The winning images have been featured in national press, on the
BBC and in exhibitions around the country, including in front of
the London Eye.
Dr Elisabeth Ehler's winning image.
The winners of the
2012 competition accepted their prizes at the Annual Reception
hosted at the Heartbreak Gallery.
The overall winner was a King’s College London team led by Dr
Elisabeth Ehler, for her image B of the Bang. The
Mending Broken Hearts award went to Ms Evie Maifoshie and
colleagues at the Imperial College London.
See all of the shortlisted images and videos
from last year's competition in our online
Professor Nic Smith's winning image.
The winners of the
2011 competition accepted their prizes at a ceremony at the June
conference of the British Cardiovascular
in Manchester. As well as the usual image and video
categories we launched a new prize in honour of our Mending Broken Hearts Appeal
The overall winner was a Kings College London team led by
Professor Nic Smith, for his image Feeding the
Heart. The Mending Broken Hearts award went to Dr Renata
Gomes and colleagues at the University of Oxford.
all of the shortlisted images and videos from last year's
competition in our online album.
2009-10 Reflections of Research image winner.
The winners of the 2009-10 competition were announced at a
ceremony at the London Eye in February 2010 to coincide with
National Heart Month. There were two categories: images and
The winner of the image category was Looking through the
Heart by Dr Mathieu-Benoit Voisin and Miss Doris Proebstl
from Queen Mary.
Dr Michael Markl, University of Freiburg, and Dr Philip
Kilner, Imperial College, triumphed in the video category with
arresting movie of blood flows in the heart.
We made a
film of the winners at the ceremony on London's South Bank.
Steve Thomas from the University of Birmingham captures a rare moment.
We had an amazing selection of entries, and the overall winner
was Dr Steve Thomas from the University of
Birmingham for his stunning image of blood cells called
'platelets' being formed in bone marrow.
He says the image "highlights their beauty and complexity". Dr
Thomas is a postdoctoral research fellow in the laboratory of
BHF Professor Steve Watson, a world
expert in platelets.
Understanding more about platelets is vital to deciphering how
blood clots are formed and broken down.
An amazing rendered model from Richard Clayton of the University of Sheffield
from the University of Sheffield struck a chord
with this image showing a computer simulation of electrical
activity in the heart during the onset of cardiac arrest.
Instead of regular activity controlled by the pacemaker of the
heart, electrical activation (shown in red) has looped around into
a spiral that will fragment, resulting in lethal electrical
“This type of computational model gives powerful insight into
the mechanisms of normal and abnormal electrical activity in the
heart while reducing the need for experiments using animal
A stunning image from Aleksander Ivetic of Imperial College, a BHF Centre of Excellence.
from Imperial College
impressed the judges with his story of cell migration.
"Cell migration could not be achieved without the presence of a
cell skeleton (cytoskeleton). This reflects the way that the BHF
has served to be the backbone of research investment in our
"The cell is migrating in a directed fashion which reflects a
unified direction that every scientist under the BHF is making
towards a better understanding of cardiovascular disease."