Illustration

DNA mutagenesis for Stanford University

Biology, Illustration

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 CRISPR complex to bring the AID close to the target region, ensuring that it only affects the desired DNA regions.

DNA mutagenesis

Read more about the CRISPR-X technique here.

Space Debris illustration

Illustration, Space

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.

Bacteria illustrations for Harvard University

Biology, Illustration, In the press

We created a series of illustrations for Harvard University to accompany journal articles on their bacterial research.
These images show:
(left) A pile up of bacteria in different stages of growth and division.
(right) The growth of bacteria over time, as well as the straightening-out of an induced curvature in the young cells.

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More info on their research at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

CRISPR Cas-9 Illustration

Biology, Illustration

We created a piece of art for Science Photo Library, showing the molecular structure of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing complex. The CRISPR-Cas9 protein is used in genome engineering to cut DNA. It uses a guide RNA sequence to cut DNA at a very specific matching site. The Cas9 protein is shown in blue-white. The guide RNA is red, and the double-strand of the DNA is white-grey.
We used actual structural data obtained through x-ray crystallography to build accurate structures.

CRISPR-CAS 9

Transistor Illustration for Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory

Engineering, Illustration

We created a piece of art for Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory who do very clever things with semiconductor physics, amongst other interests. We produced this “glamorous” illustration of a solid-state single electron transistor, showing the probably location of the electron cloud as a glowing region.
We used reference electron micrographs and drawings to build an accurate replica, rendering the final image to a high visual quality.

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