Biology

Animation, Biology, Engineering

Microsoft’s DNA Strand Displacement tool (DSD)


We created this animation to explain some of the background and concept behind Microsoft Research‘s DNA Strand Displacement tool (DSD), It was created for Microsoft Research to use at Techfest, to explain the mechanics of DNA strand displacement, and show how their tool enables the design and simulation of programmable DNA circuits for biological computation.

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Biology, Illustration

Illustration of Neuron for Pint of Science, Cambridge


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

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Biology, Chemistry, Engineering

Illustrations for Microsoft Research


We created two high resolution illustrations to explain some of the concepts behind two of Microsoft Research‘s analytical tools. This illustration on DNA Strand Displacement (DSD) accompanies four short animations showing how DSD can be used to perform logic operations, which in turn can form part of a biological equivalent to an electronic circuit, and eventually

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Animation, Biology, Engineering

Microsoft’s Bio Model Analyzer (BMA)


We created this animation to explain some of the background and concept behind Microsoft Research‘s Bio Model Analyzer project, which is a piece of software for simulating the behaviour of protein networks within cellular systems.  It is to be used to compare hypothesised models of protein networks with reality, and even to predict the effects

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Animation, Biology, Chemistry

CABI – glucoCEST MRI technique


CABI (part of UCL) have developed an MRI technique that utilises tumours’ aggressive uptake of sugar to identify themselves. The patient drinks a sugary drink, and then enters the MRI scanner, where they take advantage of the interchange of protons between water and sugar. Because the sugar is more strongly absorbed by the tumour, the

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Animation, Biology, In the press

SPL’s clip of the week (chrysalis)


Our visualisation of x-ray data of a chrysalis has just been chosen as Science Photo Library‘s clip of the week. The animation shows a butterfly metamorphosis inside its chrysalis. This sequence was produced from reconstructed computed tomography (CT) scan data, showing the internal detail of a caterpillar’s transformation into a butterfly. Initially the caterpillar’s internal

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Biology, Illustration, In the press

Synaesthesia illustration for Ionic Magazine


Synaesthesia Ionic Magazine is an online publication, which aims to bridge the gap between science and art, by pairing up science writers and illustrators to create an engaging publication full of creativity and imagination. We produced an illustration for Issue 4, to accompany an article on synaesthesia, which is a neurological condition in which stimulation

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