Art and Science Uncover M.E
Just before the International Invest in M.E Conference, IIMEC 14, a press release was released by the Quadram Institute of Biological Sciences in Norwich, informing on the art science collaboration between myself and their Institution. A story about how photography can interact with science in order to communicate what can sometimes be complicated and hidden research. In this case the research was about the 'hidden condition Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Art and Science Uncover M.E can be found here.
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) Gallery
As part of the Final Major project I agreed to photograph a series of images to show the process of collecting samples, blood in this case from a participant to storage in a Biobank at the Royal Free Hospital and onto LSHTM for research into immunology (including on NK and T cells and cytokine profiles), genetics, virology, clinical medicine, epidemiology and on the disabling effects of ME/CFS. The Biobank has released samples to researchers in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and America. The collaboration allowed me to gather images for my final project and in return the LSHTM and MEA Association acquired a three-month free licence rights to the images they requested.
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Association (MEA) Two-page spread.
The MEA, Shared my collection of images with the LSHTM above in order to develop a two-page editorial for the ME Association magazine. This will be published in the Autumn magazine and so not quite in time for the end of my MA, August 2019. The publication will also be about explaining the process of collecting samples from patients for Biobanking and on going research.