An illustration we made for Harvard University showing the death of bacteria by antibiotics. The cells’ membranes are punctured, allowing the insides to leak out forming bubbles, which eventually burst. This image was selected for the cover of Biophysical Journal. Read more about the research here: https://amir.seas.harvard.edu/publications/bacterial-cell-lysis-geometry-elasticity-and-implications
An illustration we made for Harvard University showing the construction of a microtubule (within the flagella of a bacterium). The construction parts are carried to the building site by kinesin. Read more about the research here: https://amir.seas.harvard.edu/publications/length-regulation-multiple-flagella-self-assemble-shared-pool-components
An illustration we made for Harvard University showing that small mutations can lead to the discovery of a local optimum, but multiple mutations may be required to make the leap to a global optimum. Here, mutations are shown as trails, with some going nowhere, and one successfully finding a better route. (top) the final image,
An illustration we made for Harvard University showing that having a non-equal distribution of key proteins at cell division can be beneficial by driving adaptation – prioritising speed of growth or hoarding resources, depending on the environment. Read more about the research here: https://amir.seas.harvard.edu/publications/optimal-segregation-proteins-phase-transitions-and-symmetry-breaking
An illustration we made for Harvard University to accompany their research which showed that ribosomes and RNA polymerases are the rate limiting step in gene expression, contrary to normal assumptions. Read more about the research here: https://amir.seas.harvard.edu/publications/homeostasis-protein-and-mrna-concentrations-growing-cells
We created two illustrations for Design Modus to accompany one of their client’s research. It shows the production of gold nanoparticles using a high power green laser and gold particles in a stream of water; and a second close-up of a gold nanoparticle cluster.
We created a cover illustration for Design Modus to accompany one of their client’s research. It shows the assembly of coated nanoparticles into a larger structure, fused together with a laser.
An illustration for Stanford University, showing their novel CRISPR technique, called CRISPR-X. The goal is to introduce a scattering of random point mutations in a particular region of the DNA, not to directly edit the DNA directly as most CRISPR techniques do. They do this with a hyperavtive deaminase AID (which mutates DNA), and use
The illustration shows a network combining classical and quantum computers, with distributed users and servers, as one of their research interests is to ease the integration of new quantum computing protocols within an existing framework.
A detailed illustration of space debris around the Earth, which is visualising real orbital data of some 14,000 tracked objects, including satellites, rocket bodies, and small bits of junk.