The Qatar University Research Lab wanted to create an image for this 1st workshop that would reflect its commitment to high standards on animal usage for biomedical research. The first approach, since it is a delicate matter to some people, wanted to explore the aspect of unfolding life and its misteries through research. Origami was used as a graphic metaphor. Of course the beauty of origami reveals itself when folded but, by undoing it, we would then become aware of how it came to that particular shape.
Eventually, a decision was made to center the project on the benefits of research and not on a particular visual. This way sensibilities would not be hurt. So, words were used as the graphic way to display these benefits.