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Professor Kesseler’s Medicago Seed Scoops Prize

Image of Medicago seed by Rob Kesseler
Image of Medicago seed by Rob Kesseler
Image of Medicago seed by Rob Kesseler
Written by
Colin Buttimer
Published date
03 July 2014
Image of Medicago seed by Rob Kesseler

Image of Medicago seed by Rob Kesseler

Professor Rob Kesseler has been awarded first prize in the Royal Microscopical Society’s International Scientific Imaging Competition. The winning image depicts a medicago seed.

Yesterday [2 July 2014], Professor Kesseler took 13 postgraduate students to attend the Microscience Microscopy Congress in Manchester. At the event, it was announced that Kesseler had bagged the top prize for his striking hand-coloured micrograph of medicago arborea.

It’s been a good week for Kesseler, whose work was featured in the Guardian on Tuesday. The paper printed his images of a rosebay willow herb seed, a honey bee and a single grain from a passion flower. These pictures form part of this month’s ‘Invisible Garden’ exhibition at the RHS Hampton Court Palace flower show.

As well as teaching ceramics at Central Saint Martins, Kesseler is also the University’s Chair of Arts, Design & Science.

More information:
BA Ceramics
MA Design: Ceramics, Furniture or Jewellery
Rob Kesseler’s research profile
Rob Kesseler in the Guardian
Interalia Magazine’s interview with Rob Kesseler