Winter Garden, 90 Surrey Street, Sheffield S1 2LH
Inflatable E. Coli
Making visible the microscopic world around us, this artwork was made to contemplate and consider the importance of bacteria in our lives.
Although some forms of E. coli bacteria can cause illness and even death in humans, the use of the bacteria is vital in medical research. Described as the workhorse of biomedicine, E. coli are used by scientists to replicate DNA. One of the first useful applications of recombinant DNA technology was the manipulation of E. coli to produce human insulin.
Seiko Kinoshita is a Japanese artist, based in Sheffield, who uses traditional textile techniques to create contemporary artwork and installations. Seiko, working with Dr Nate Adams, has created a visual art installation using the form and patterns of origami to depict the 3D shape of the green fluorescent protein (GFP) from jellyfish. GFP is integral to the cutting edge imaging techniques being developed in Sheffield.
Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 November, 10am–4pm
ATOM-LABS: MACHINES IN MINIATURE
What makes jellyfish glow in the depths of the ocean? What makes egg-whites scary to germs?
Visit the Atom-Labs stand and find out!
MAKE A BUG
Inspired by the giant E. coli, young children can make their own bug using craft materials with expert input from scientists.