For our photo competition this summer, we invited current students to send us photos representing the theme of A student of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
With over 100 fantastic photos to choose from, the judges had a very difficult decision to make, but ultimately awarded first prize to Jess Critchley (MSc Medical Parasitology) for this dramatic photo of insecticide spraying in Cové, Benin.
Jess took the photo while researching for her summer project, in which she is investigating the use of a novel insecticide against pyrethroid-resistant Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes. Workers from the Centre de Recherche Entomologique de Cotonou are seen applying a combination of the novel insecticide (chlorfenapyr) and an already-widely used pyrethroid (alphacypermethrin) to the walls of an experimental hut.
Second place in the competition was awarded to Brittany Burger. Brittany’s summer project took her to Scotland in search of deer ticks, the vectors of Lyme Disease, and her photo shows the collection of ticks by dragging a white blanket along the grass so that adult ticks or small nymphs can easily be picked off.
Three additional runners-up prizes were awarded to Anna Kagstrom for her photo of children in Haiti; Charlene Degen for her shot of students unwinding with a game in Hyde Park; and Katrina Luthy-Kaplan, who worked with children with disabilities in Malawi for her summer project.
We’d like to thank all our students who submitted their photos to the competition. Here is a selection of some of the other excellent entries we received: