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Boeke Lab Research Yeast Art

Yeast Art

We have also ventured beyond scientific research into the art world. As a medium, we engineered yeast to produce pigments using genes from different organisms like sea anemone, carrot and coral, to name a few. Nanoliter droplets of pigmented yeast are acoustically shot using a Labcyte Echo 550 onto an agar plate to generate the image. Learn more about our yeast art evolution, process, applications, and portfolio.

Palette of pigmented yeast for creating art
Palette of pigmented yeast used for creating yeast art.
Vermeer painting reproduction using 24,576 biopixels
Original artwork by Jasmine Temple using 24,576 biopixels.