From Hitchhiker to Killer Bug
Timeline: 3 months
Client: University of Oxford
Aim: To produce 3 small exhibits for the client to exhibit at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition in 2004. Each exhibit concept had been created, so the aim was purely to find a way of building them on the budget and timescale. The key outcomes were: What bacteria are and what they look likeHow they can differ their outer membrane components through switching genes on or offHow this determines whether or not they cause diseaseWhy vaccines are so important in prevention of meningitisHow the changing surface molecules of the bacteria cause complications for vaccine design
What we did: We built three exhibits, one of which was a model of a bug, one was an interactive game where you have to match an antibody to a virus and the final exhibit was a jigsaw with multiple solutions.Each exhibit was simple enough but thought was required to produce them on the budget and in the short time available.The exhibits were delivered on budget and in time and went down very well in London at the exhibition.
External Link to Client's Website: http://www.medicine.ox.ac.uk/paediatrics/