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
CABI (part of UCL) have developed an MRI technique that utilises tumours’ aggressive uptake of sugar to identify themselves. The patient drinks a sugary drink, and then enters the MRI scanner, where they take advantage of the interchange of protons between water and sugar. Because the sugar is more strongly absorbed by the tumour, the
We produced a series of illustrations based around three key papers on synthetic biology for Synberc. These are designed to communicate some of the key aspects of synthetic biology: 1-Illustration showing the concept of yeast cells as a chemical factory, which highlights one of the main uses of synthetic biology – harnessing cellular mechanics to
A quick illustration of the tetrahedral structure of diamond, MADE OUT OF DIAMOND. Mostly as a test for developing some new methods for getting nice dispersion/refraction effects. See our illustration on Flickr
Illustration for Dalhousie University, where we visualise the creation of surface plasmon polaritons (electron density waves) on the surface of microcavities.
We’ve just updated our demo reels on the main page to include our most recent work from the past six months or so: Our 2012 Space showreel: Our 2012 Engineering showreel: Our 2012 Science showreel:
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.
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
Our animation/simulation of convective mixing in a liquid has just been chosen as Science Photo Library‘s clip of the week. Well, it IS quite pretty…. SPL’s Clip of the Week Our stock images at SPL Our stock animations at SPL – part 1 Our stock animations at SPL – part 2