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Scientific illustrations and visualisations
Scientific Illustrations and Visualisations

A collection of illustrations and 3d visualisations created for scientific/academic publications and institutions between 2010-2016. Cellular and molecular biology with a sprinkle of particle physics. 

Limited edition prints available at - All scientific illustrations are printed on eco-friendly museum-quality Hahnemühle Bamboo paper and come with a certificate of authenticity. Prints are produced and shipped via who are end-to-end carbon neutral and partner with the World Land Trust to protect natural habitats.

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How Mutant Viral Swarms Spread Disease

Illustrations based on the molecular structure of the Chikungunya Virus for Quanta Magazine.
RNA viruses such as chikungunya exist as a swarm of closely related individuals.

Bone-forming cells attach to the biologically receptive glass surface to send out extensions to explore the scaffold microenvironment.
A new vision for glass
Illustrations for Vol.1 of the Lehigh Research Review depicting the functionality of biomedical glass, a project led by Himanshu Jain.
A film of protein envelops (shown in pink) the troughs of the biomedical glass while minerals attach to it on the top of the image.

Chromatin Fibre illustration for HSS Rheumatology, New York.

Defying Limits

Commissioned by Pentagram for HHMI Bulletin Magazine to create conceptual illustrations based on Nobel Laureate Eric Betzig's work on the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy. This microscopy technique provides a highly detailed, three-dimensional, animated view of the microscopic world revealing a ground-breaking picture of complex cellular processes and forms.

Life's Big Leaps: Critical Moments in Evolution

Long 4-part illustration for Quanta Magazine showing the critical steps in evolution, from the Eukaryotic cell, to multicellular organisms, to eusociality and complex brains.

The Powers of Ten: Lymphocyte

Part of an international collaboration to celebrate to seminal 1977 Eames film "The powers of ten" 
In this segment, we see 10 to the power of minus 5. We travel through a capillary into a world of red and white blood cells, to find a lone lymphocyte whose membrane we penetrate to finally reach its porous nucleus.

Visit the Powers Project website for more information

The Flow

Illustrations from the short film "The Flow"  depicting the inner structures of a eukaryotic cell and the atom.

Prints available here: Inprnt-MRK
Scientific illustrations and visualisations

Scientific illustrations and visualisations

A collection of illustrations and 3d visualisations created for scientific/academic publications and animation projects 2010-2016. Cellular and m Read More