Only a few research institutes worldwide focus exclusively on the human aging process and cell biology. One of these institutes is the European Institute for the Biology of Ageing (ERIBA) whose mission is to better understand what causes ‘ageing’. ERIBA is part of the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), one of the largest university medical centres in the world.
UMCG and ERIBA asked us to create an experience that would explain and communicate the centre’s research and aging process to a wide audience. We created an interactive installation of a human cell that celebrates the fundamental research in this field.
The ‘Living Cell’ visualises various components and processes of a human cell and answers questions such as: What happens if a cell ages and its DNA starts to contain errors? How does a cell react to bad external influences? How does the cell store energy?