Call for artists

3D model/sculpture - Understanding microsporidia parasites

We would like to cre­ate an instal­la­tion that will inform the pub­lic about microsporidia and par­a­sitism, and high­light the research we do.

We are a group of scientists based in the Living Systems Institute at the University of Exeter, where we carry out research on parasites called microsporidia. These fascinating organisms infect a huge range of hosts including humans and farmed animals, causing disease and, in some cases, death. Despite their importance, these parasites are not well-known by the general public, with most people never having heard of them. We would like to commission an artist to create an installation that will inform the public about microsporidia and parasitism more generally and highlight the research we do.
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