Illustration

T-Cell Illustration for Pint of Science

Biology, Chemistry, Illustration

We created a piece of art for Pint of Science which is an international organisation which brings together detailed science talks on a wide range of cutting-edge research, in an informal pub setting, with plenty of beer.
We used data from the Protein Data Bank to build an illustration showing the battle between a tumour and the immune system.  The tumour has expressed proteins to suppress T-cell activity, but a synthetic drug (yellow) acts to block the receptors on the T-cells, meaning that the T-cells are not suppressed and are able to attack the tumour.  This was created for Pint of Science, to accompany a talk in Cambridge.

t-cell and antibodies

Nanosat Launch vehicle for British Interplanetary Society

Engineering, Illustration, Space

We produced this illustration of a small two-stage rocket, a Nanosat Launch Vehicle (NLV) for the British Interplanetary Society (BIS). It’s aim is to deliver small payloads to orbit, and has an approximate height of 9m, and is fuelled by liquid oxygen (LOX) and Refined Petroleum 1 (RP-1), a type of kerosene. It is based on the Reaction Engines (of Skylon fame) Blue Boomerang rocket design, which in turn is based on the British Black Arrow rocket, which is still the only successful orbital launch by the UK, launching the Prospero satellite in 1971.

Shortlisted in the "Vizzies"

Chemistry, Illustration, In the press, Uncategorized

Other than it having an awful name, we’re super excited to have an illustration shortlisted in the Vizzies, which is run by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Popular Science magazine (which I buy to look at the pretty pictures).
Do please cast your vote, and if you happen to like ours best (hint hint), that would be really cool as we’ll get printed in Popular Science.

VOTE HERE:

http://review.wizehive.com/voting/view/nsfvizziesgallery/27426/3266395/0
More about the illustration:
An illustration created for the O’Reilly Research Group at the Unviersity of Nottingham, to illustrate the concept of using Darwinian selection to find better proteins, by making many small tweaks to their structure and selecting ones that are most effective at each stage.  The image mimics the famous monkey-to-man depiction of evolution, but using secondary protein structures that evolve and form functional structures.


More about their research

Illustration for Nottingham University; Darwinian selection of proteins

Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Illustration

An illustration created for the O’Reilly Research Group at the Unviersity of Nottingham, to illustrate the concept of using Darwinian selection to find better proteins, by making many small tweaks to their structure and selecting ones that are most effective at each stage.  The image mimics the famous monkey-to-man depiction of evolution, but using secondary protein structures that evolve and form functional structures.


More about their research

Illustration of Neuron for Pint of Science, Cambridge

Biology, Illustration

We created a piece of art for Pint of Science which is an international organisation which brings together detailed science talks on a wide range of cutting-edge research, in an informal pub setting, with plenty of beer.
We used 3D public domain data from Eyewire (a citizen science game that maps real neurons as players progress).  This was created for Pint of Science, to accompany a talk in Cambridge.