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The year of the Vaccinae, CW on Luria Bertani agar on lightbox, Niamh Cunningham 瑞莲 2021
In association with the ‘Microbe Art Project’ an Institute of Process Engineering (IPE) initiative engaging transdisciplinary education and popular science.
Vaccinus is a latin adjective meaning ‘from cows’ (the word vacca meaning cow). At the end of the 18th century English physician Edward Jenner injected cowpox material to increase immunity protecting against the more serious small pox. The injection itself was called vaccination.