Biology

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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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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Biology, Illustration

Haemoglobin for Sekisui Diagnostics


We created a piece of art for Sekisui Diagnostics who produce biological testing kits. This kit is for haemoglobin. We used structural data on the haemoglobin molecule, and split it into the separate chains and haeme groups that make up haemoglobin, rendering the final image to a high visual quality.  

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Biology, Chemistry, Illustration

T-Cell Illustration for Pint of Science


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 data from the Protein Data Bank to build an illustration showing the battle between a tumour

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