Biology

Biology, Illustration, In the press

NSF/Science Sci-Vis contest


This month, Science magazine publishes its annual feature on science and engineering visualisation, which is a fiercely competitive and prestigious arena for the world’s science communicators. Scientists, illustrators, computer game companies, TV companies and new media producers compete to showcase their work and raise the bar for communication of science and engineering concepts for the

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Animation, Biology, Engineering

Creating Life – the new field of Synthetic Biology


We were commissioned to produce a series of animations to help explore the abstract world of synthetic biology, allowing the concepts of designing and programming bacteria to perform a particular task, in this case creating a colour change when exposed to a parasite – brilliant for testing water sources in remote locations, with a clear

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Animation, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering

Royal Society Summer Exhibition


We recently had two animations aired at the Royal Society’s Summer Exhibition. The Royal Society is the national academy of science of the UK, and this event allowed the general public to meet the minds behind some of the UK’s most exciting scientific advances.  We produced two videos for the University of Cambridge‘s Department of

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Animation, Biology

Teachers TV – Genes and Disease


We’ve just completed a project for Teachers TV on Genetics and Disease, featuring several of our animation sequences, related to genetics and disease, showing mutations, chromosome defects and genetic surveys. Watch the full 15-minute video on YouTube: Teachers TV – Genetics and Medicine: Genes and Disease ….or just skip to the pretty graphics (below) 

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Biology, Illustration, Just for fun

Lego building blocks (a.k.a. DNA)


OK, well here’s something I’m sure you’ve all wanted to do – build cool sciencey stuff out of Lego….. I’m sure this isn’t the way real Lego builders do it, but should be possible to get some really cool (and really precise effects). Imagine taking any 3D model, sculpture, CAD model, and recreating a scale

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Animation, Biology, Engineering

Design Council – Design Bugs Out!


The Design Council asked us to help them visualise their challenge for the NHS, Design Bugs Out, where the UK’s top designers and manufacturers were asked to design furniture and equipment which would be easier and quicker to thoroughly clean, in order to reduce the spread of infections from surfaces. From three storyboards and some

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