PhD student wins prestigious photography competition

University of Leicester student Louise Corscadden wins prestigious photography prize.

PhD student Louise Corscadden from the University’s Department of Genetics and Genome Biology has been named winner of the 2018–2019 Infectious Images Photography Competition.

The competition organiser, Infectious Diseases Hub (IDH), aims to provide up-to-date, essential research and information on all aspects of microbiology, virology, mycology and parasitology.

The Infectious Diseases Photography Competition provides an opportunity for anyone working in the field of infectious diseases – from bench to bedside – to share their work using imagery.

Speaking about her win, Louise said: “I would like people to see the possible hidden repercussions of living in an urbanised world - it is highly likely that this interaction between pathogenic bacteria and air pollution is currently occurring within many of us.

“Air pollution is an immediate problem that affects the majority of the world’s population and, as the myriad different areas of research show, we are only just realising the many different aspects of our health that we put in jeopardy just by simply living in our current environments.”

Her winning picture is now being printed into Infectious Diseases Hub bags which will be handed out at upcoming IDH events in Belfast, the Netherlands and the USA.