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Project: Physical Biology of the Cell

Client: Garland Science/Taylor&Francis


Physical Biology of the Cell maps the huge and intricate landscape of cell and molecular biology from the distinct perspective of physical biology. Working to visualise physics is a rigorous process, requiring deep thinking and much discussion with the authors to translate complex ideas into clear figures.


“ Nigel Orme is an innovative and talented artist who helps bring critical scientific ideas to life.  Working with Nigel has been a centerpiece of my learning and creative endeavors for nearly two decades.  Everything  I think about in my attempts to bring together physics and biology is seen through the prism of how Nigel might help us either turn our quantitative thinking into corresponding illustrations or alternatively, to figuring  out  how to turn his compelling illustrations into corresponding mathematics.  I have now worked on 6 book projects with Nigel and every time, his work  has transcendently defined these books.

Rob Phillips

Fred and Nancy Morris Professor of Biophysics and Biology at the California Institute of Technology

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