Literature and art science: a glittering and translucent attack of huge microbes!
Literature and art science: a glittering and translucent attack of huge microbes!
Glass Art creation with the theme of Microbiology

although the world of microbes is invisible to the naked eye, the world of microbes is very rich. These little creatures are everywhere, some live peacefully with us in the environment, some form part of the "plug-in" of the human body in our skin and intestines, and some can lead to dangerous infectious diseases.

besides biologists, artists are also interested in these microbes. Luke Jerram has created a group of very interesting microbial glass installation art. Let's take a look at

above this is just an E. coli (or, more academically, Escherichia coli), which lives a lot in the human gut and can be found in the surrounding environment. Most of the time, E. coli can coexist peacefully with people, but sometimes it can also cause infection.

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this is a HIV virus, that is, human immunodeficiency virus. They can destroy a type of T lymphocytes in the body, leading to immune deficiency, which leads to a series of problems.

this is Ebola virus, and unlike many viruses, this filamentous virus looks like a long one. It is the "African reaper" that appeared frequently in the news last year. Infection with Ebola is very dangerous and has a high mortality rate, and researchers are developing vaccines and drugs for it.

this is enterovirus 71. Do you know about hand, foot and mouth disease? This is a pathogen that can cause hand, foot and mouth disease.

this is SARS coronavirus, SARS is what ordinary people call SARS

this is a pile of Staphylococcus aureus, and according to the author, what is shown here is a drug-resistant bacteria that will give doctors a headache.

A sprouting phage

in addition to these, the work also includes a beautiful hidden rod nematode (a model organism often used in biological experiments):

and giant glass sperm, and so on.

the following is what the exhibition looks like, and it feels very cool:

poke the original link to learn more about this series of creations.

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