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Opening this October 15th at Barnsley Musuem's Cooper Gallery ! Brains in a Dish exhibition +activites programme supported by ARUK, ACE Lottery Project Grant + Barnsleys Museums. Read More

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Dr Ross Paterson takes a skin sample from Charlie's arm so that her skin cells will be grown and gradually transformed into functioning braincells 'in a dish' as part of Professor Wray's dementia research at University College London. video still : Fergus Walsh / BBC / CreatedOutofMind/Wellcome Read More

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Dr Lovejoy dividing Charlie's skin sample to grow cell cultures for dementia research in the Wraylab at UCL. Video still from Charile Murphy's 'skin to mind' video series Read More

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Image taken down the microscope of Charlie's 'fibroblast' and 'epithelial' (skin) cells being grown 'in a dish'. One of the delicate cell culturing processes used in dementia research in the Wray lab at UCL. photo: Dr Christopher Lovejoy Read More

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One of Charlie's creative responses to the microscopic imagery she's observed in the Wraylab at UCL, this artwork is made from a selection of borosilicate glass fragments & liquids, Image from her 'in vitro' projection series. Read More

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Professor Selina Wray's 'neuronal rosettes' cultured in her Wraylab at UCL are seen here growing in a 2D culture dish. They have been stained to reveal different proteins for her dementia research. photo : Professor Selina Wray/UCL Read More

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Dr Lovejoy freezing the team's donated fibroblast (skin) cells for dementia research in the Wraylab at UCL. Still from Charlie Murphy's 'skin to mind' video series Read More

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Charlie Murphy + Robin Bussell's 'spontaneous synapse' installation has been created with upcycled, reformed burettes, robotic lasers, retort stands & clamps. Seen here as presented at The Lowry in 2019. Read More

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Participants performing key principles and cellular actions involved in Professor Wray's dementia research at The Neuronal Disco. Seen here at Southbank's B(old) Festival, (London) 2018. photo:David Sanderson/ Wellcome Read More

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This microscopic Image shows Philip Ball’s neurons (brain cells) extending their axons 'in a dish' as part of Professor Wray's dementia research. Phil's participation in the Brains project inspired his book 'How to Grow a Human' published by Harper Collins (2019). photo: Dr Christopher Lovejoy. Read More

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Students from Kingston School of Art respond to Charlie's Brainscan headdress which visualises brain activities through light and colour... Read More

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'in search of self' (detail ), a large scale installation that uses robotic lights to animate a constellation of UV reactive glass sculptures... Read More

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fibroblasts, 'in vitro' 2020, mixed media projection - one of Charlie's creative responses to the imagery she observed in the Wraylab at UCL. Read More