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D’Arcy Thompson’s On Growth and Form – 100 Years On and Still Growing!

Posted by on February 7th, 2017

“For the harmony of the world is made manifest in Form and Number, and the heart and soul and all the poetry of Natural Philosophy are embodied in the concept of mathematical beauty.”     D’Arcy Thompson’s On Growth and Form, which celebrates its centenary this year, is one of the key works at the[…]

A Fusion of Art and Science

Posted by on November 24th, 2016

Cytokinetic Abscission In the final step of cell division, the bridge connecting the cells is cut to give rise to two separate daughter cells – a fascinating process I have been working on since I started my PhD. This is a variation of my very first science-themed drawing, which I overlaid with an immunofluorescence staining labeling[…]

From biology to art

Posted by on November 4th, 2016

At the BSDB’s  Autumn Meeting on chimeras, scientist and artist Mia Buehr exhibited some of her art inspired by developmental biology. Here, she introduces her pieces. You can keep up with her work at theaccidentalembroiderer.typepad.com   I was born into a family of artists, and painting and drawing were always second nature to me. However I[…]

Life’s symphony: a fusion of art and science to display the beauty of development

Posted by on July 26th, 2016

Mark Hintze and Diana Gradinaru introduce their collaborative animation about the wonders of developmental biology.   How are you built?  How do you become the shape and form that you are? How are your arms the same length?  These questions and many others lead me to study for a PhD in developmental biology. Yet, during my PhD I[…]