A series of genetics animations we produced for Science Photo Library, showing: (1) The transcription of DNA to mRNA, (2) Translation of mRNA to protein chains, (3) The mechanism of how smoking can alter DNA and prevent normal DNA function, (4) UV radiation damaging DNA structure, (5) Nuclear radiation causing a DNA mutation, (6) Polymerase
Here’s our new artwork for the Medical Illustration Source Book, and the Natural Science Source Book too! Fingers crossed that people love our pretty pictures…. Browse the Medical Source Book online (we’re on page 162) Oh, and here’s us in the GNSI Natural Science source book too (2 pages!):
We created this animation for Gavison to show how Gaviscon can work in a complementary way to medication such as PPIs (proton pump inhibitors). Reflux events are caused by the Lower Oesophageal Sphincter (LES) failing to close fully, which allows stomach acid to enter the oesophagus. This causes burning in the oesophagus, and the vapours
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
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.
We created two high resolution illustrations for the National Physical Laboratory to publicise their TRUTHS satellite. TRUTHS will contain very precise, calibrated instruments, which will give a baseline for calibrating other earth observation satellites. By comparing measurements, the accuracy of satellites such as ESA’s sentinel series will be greatly improved, leading to much better data
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
We created this illustration showing the X-ray crystal structure of an engineered polymerase enzyme by Gilead Sciences Inc., to accompany a journal article that was accepted into Science, which described the structure of an polymerase enzyme that could be inhibited with a specific engineered drug.
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
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