Author: Equinox

Biology, Illustration

DNA mutagenesis for Stanford University


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

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Biology, Illustration, In the press

Bacteria illustrations for Harvard University


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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Animation, Engineering, Space

NovaSAR animation for SSTL


Our latest animation for Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, showing an animation of their NovaSAR satellite, capturing data over Adelaide, Australia. This was based upon previous illustration work we did of the satellite. More details on the mission here.

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Illustration, Space

FLEX satellite illustration for Airbus Defence & Space


We created a series of illustrations of FLEX (FLuorescence EXplorer), which is an ESA mission to monitor the global steady-state chlorophyll fluorescence in terrestrial vegetation. FLEX was selected for funding on 19 November 2015 and will be launched in 2022. Airbus Defence & Space are the prime contractor on this project and commissioned us to

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Biology, Illustration

CRISPR Cas-9 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

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Engineering, Illustration

Transistor Illustration for Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory


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

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