Friday, 19 May 2017

The most beautiful bacteria you’ll ever see

Synthetic biologist Tal Danino manipulates microorganisms in his lab to create eye-catching, colorful patterns. Here’s a look at the process he uses to turn “Oh, yuck” into “Oh, wow.”

TED are hosting a range of beautiful microbial images. These are from Synthetic biologist Tal Danino, who has a new project called Microuniverse. Here he produced a series of dazzling, abstract images created by different species of bacteria, each grown under different conditions for varying lengths of time.

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a media organization which posts talks online for free distribution, under the slogan "ideas worth spreading". Tal Danino is a synthetic biologistartist and assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia University.

“The project is about getting to see this unseen universe that’s really small and all around us, every day.” 

The images can be accessed here: TED

Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle

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