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An Oxford University scientist has been announced as the judges’ runner-up in the British Heart Foundation (BHF) national ‘Reflections of Research’ image competition.

'Butterfly in a cell' represents mitochondria, small structures floating free throughout the cell, that create the energy that allows the heart to keep pumping. Image credit: Dr Nicoletta Surdo.


The initiative was created to showcase ground-breaking BHF funded research projects into heart and circulatory diseases. Entrants were tasked with producing an image that visually captures the aim of their research.

'Flower from the heart' was created by Dr Nicoletta Surdo, a Postdoctoral research scientist, in a BHF Funded position, at Oxford’s Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics.

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