Biology

Animation, Biology, In the press

Easter Eggs Live – data visualisation


A series of visualisations we produced for Windfall Films’ show “Easter Eggs Live”, which aired on Channel 4 this Easter weekend. We were given MRI and CT scans of various species’ eggs, and asked to visualise and animate these data to produce informative and clear visualisations to be used in the live tv programme. We’ve

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Biology, Illustration, In the press

Ionic Magazine – Issue 2


Visualizing scientific breakthroughs 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 2, to accompany an article on vascular disrupting agents.  These drugs are used

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Animation, Biology, In the press

Clinical Dementia Testing


Cambridge Cognition asked us to help them communicate the results from their clinical dementia tests in a clear, visual way. We produced a series of animations and overlays, whereby a line-up of mannequins represents the subject’s peers (by age, sex) and the highlighted one represents the subject themselves.  Crucially, before the test begins, the subject

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Animation, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering

Synthetic Biology Documentary – Creating Life (50 minutes)


Here’s the synthetic biology documentary we had the pleasure of working on.  The documentary titled “Creating Life – The Ultimate Engineering Challenge,” by Kelly Neaves and Dominic Rees-Roberts, follows the Imperial College IGEM team (International Genetically Engineered Machine), as they discover how to engineer bacteria to perform specific tasks, and consider the implications of their work.

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Animation, Biology, Chemistry

Epigenetics animations


Our Epigenetics animations are now online in Begin Before Birth‘s series of Youtube Videos. The animations help explain the concept of Epigenetics, whereby chemical markers on DNA can switch genes on and off – and these markers can be inherited.  Environmental pressures on a parent can lead to adaptation in the child.  Links: Begin Before Birth’s

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Biology, Engineering, Illustration, In the press

On the Cover of Science Magazine


This week, Science magazine have a special edition on Synthetic Biology, in which they: “explore the breadth of this field and how the construction of new biological systems might be harnessed to serve humanity”. And they feature our illustration on the cover!  This is where art, science and Lego combine….  Synthetic biology is a field

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Animation, Biology, Chemistry

Epigenetics animations for Windfall Films


Windfall Films is one of the leading producers of science & technology programmes, and their science documentaries consistently breathe life into potentially dry subjects. They hired us to produce  a series of animations to help explain the concept of Epigenetics, whereby chemical markers on DNA can switch genes on and off – and these markers

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