The Wellcome Image Awards are Wellcome’s most eye-catching celebration of science, medicine and life. Now in their twentieth year, the Awards recognise the creators of informative, striking and technically excellent images that communicate significant aspects of healthcare and biomedical science. 

The awards this year feature a 3D-printed model of the brain pathway responsible for human language, a promising new cancer therapy involving a synthetic mesh, an artificial clip-in ocular lens used for cataract treatment, and Chrysalis, an all-female project that highlights the intrigue, imagination and precision behind scientific research.

The winning image displayed on this page is a graphical visualisation of data extracted from tweets containing the hashtag #breastcancer. 

The Eden Project is working in collaboration with Wellcome Images, and is one of 15 centres worldwide to host the annual exhibition, which includes the Science Museum in London, as well as venues in the USA, Russia and South Africa. 

The winning images will be on display at the Eden Project from 16 March until 16 July 2017.

Image credit: Eric Clarke, Richard Arnett, Jane Burns, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland/Wellcome