Scientists get to see awesome things at work, like very precise scales, cancer cells, or brain cells in a dish, with the help of a microscope. But the winners of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research's annual image competition show everyone how beautiful biology can be — no microscope required.
The latest winners just went on display in 8-foot-tall lightboxes at the institute’s gallery in Cambridge’s Kendall Square neighborhood.
The Koch Institute, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s main cancer research center, hosts more than 50 laboratories — and many of the images are from MIT researchers and their collaborators at other Boston-area institutions. One notable exception comes from scientists at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and is part of a collaboration with the UK-based Wellcome Trust.