University Faculty of Biological Sciences Image Competitions
The Faculty of Biological Sciences at Leeds University kindly allowed us to host the images entered for the Faculty Image competitions from 2008-2011. The images were originally exhibited at the Faculty of Biological Sciences Postgraduate Symposium in those years.
for April 2008
Ijsbrand Kramer Collection
are adding a new and exciting collection of images to ImageBank.
are detailed drawings showing various aspects of cell biology
and biochemistry. The images are the work of Ijsbrand Kramer
( University of Bordeaux ), who has very generously allowed
his images to be included in ImageBank. See the images here.
Kramer describes below how and why the images were created:
images were created because:
and foremost, I take pleasure in making illustrations.
- I also
take the point of view that I only fully understand something
if I can illustrate it (I am the student of my own course).
- I wished
to organize my introductory course to cell biology around a
richly illustrated multimedia document so that students can
resource themselves any time, anywhere and any place (where
there is an internet connection)
I find it important that university teachers provide some personal
touch to their teaching: original teaching method, original
illustrations and/or a link with their research. University
teachers also have to provide some kind of role model (other
than just being the translator of one of the outstanding textbooks
of cell biology) in order to avoid a too reductive and depreciatory
approach of higher education.
have been made with CorelDraw, PhotoShop, VMD (Visual Molecular
Dynamics, University of Illinois ), PyMol (Delano Scientific)
and using information from my favourite annotated databases
SwissProt, http://www.expasy.org/sprot/ and Protein Data Bank http://www.wwpdb.org/
I am very
grateful to my ex-colleague, the emeritus professor, Gérard
Tramu for his critical analysis of my texts and images and I
thank the illustrator Graham Johnson for being an inspiring
teaching resources, both in French and English, can be found
on the website of Cell Biology Promotion at http://www.cellbiol.net '
added to ImageBank
Marine Collection This
is a collection of images contributed by James Rosindell, one
of the winners in our Photographic Competition. As the title
suggests most of these fascinating images are of marine species,
some from locations in the tropics, but many taken around the
coast of the British Isles . There are also some excellent
images of snakes and frogs included in the collection.
Buglife Collection Buglife,
the Invertebrate Conservation trust has contributed a large
number of images to ImageBank including images of maritime soft
rock cliffs, home to a number of rare invertebrates. This neglected
habitat is under threat, and Buglife is working to secure its
Photographic Competition 2006 Most
of the photographs entered in our competition are now included
in ImageBank .
Grove House Experimental Gardens Collection was
added to Imagebank in 2006. ImageBank has been very fortunate
in acquiring a large collection of high quality images from
Grove House Experimental Gardens . The images show the wide
range of plants grown at the Gardens and some of the experimental
techniques employed there. There are images
of tropical and sub-tropical species, and of various plant pests
and diseases. Also, some wonderful images of orchids.
House Experimental Gardens are
owned by the University of Leeds , and are an important facility
of Faculty of Biological Sciences. For many years they have
provided teaching and research opportunities for both staff
and students. The Gardens are currently managed by Mr. Martin
that a collection of slides, many of which were taken at the
Gardens, should be made available for inclusion in ImageBank.
images were taken by Mr. Ken Redshaw who
worked as a Horticultural Technician and Gardens Manager at
the Universities Agricultural Sciences Experimental Garden from
1968 and later at Grove House Experimental Gardens , following
the amalgamation of the two facilities, until his retirement
in 1996. Ken is an accomplished photographer and has also contributed
a large number of slides from his own collection.
Martin Lappage, the Manager of the Gardens, was
responsible for identifying plants shown in the images and for
writing many of the descriptions accompanying the images.
find out more about Grove House Experimental Gardens see their
web pages at: http://www.fbs.leeds.ac.uk/garden/index.htm