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The University of Southampton
Institute for Life Sciences

New artwork celebrates interdisciplinary work in the Life Sciences

Published: 17 October 2014
Art in science

Artist Pauline Pratt, who combines art and science in her work, has produced an artwork to celebrate the interdisciplinary nature of research into nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) for the Institute for life Sciences (IfLS) at the University of Southampton.

Prof Peter J.S.SMith and Pauline Pratt (artist)
Playing the FioNA Football table

Pauline, Artist in Residence at the Cancer Sciences Unit and Biomedical Imaging Unit in Medicine, became interested in the life sciences after she developed a prolapsed disc in her spine while studying at Bath Spa University. She continued with a MA at Winchester School of Art and started to link art with science by creating artworks with donated DNA.

Professor Peter J.S. Smith commented on the artwork ‘This exciting project illustrates the complexity and relationships of interdisciplinary networking. Going forward this art piece will be sited at different sites across the university, reflecting their contribution to the research and we are looking forward to hearing how people have created their own rules and game play

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