Cell / Matter ©Vasia Hatzi

Nucleus / Control ©Vasia Hatzi

Cells / Frontier ©Vasia Hatzi

Microtubules / Motion ©Vasia Hatzi

Belladonna / Beauty ©Vasia Hatzi

Erythrocytes / Respiration ©Vasia Hatzi

Epithelial Cells (Necklace). Epithelial cells are bound together in sheets of tissue called epithelia. Epithelia cover the internal and external surfaces of the body and its organs. As the barrier between the outside world’s epithelial cells are used in the laB. world as metaphors of Frontier. ©Vasia Hatzi

Erythrocytes (Necklace). Erythrocytes or Red Blood Cells (from Greek erythros for “red” and kytos for “hollow”, with cyte translated as “cell” in modern usage) are the most common type of blood cells with a unique discoid shape. Deliver oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues via the blood flow. These cells are rich in haemoglobin, an iron containing biomolecule which gives blood its red color. As a transporters of oxygen, erythrocytes in the laB. world are used as metaphors of Breath. ©Vasia Hatzi

Keratinocytes (Necklace). Keratinocytes (Keratin derives from Greek κέρατος the genitive form of κέρας meaning “horn”). Keratinocytes are the predominant cell types in the epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin. The primary function of keratinocytes is the formation of a barrier against environmental threats such as pathogens (bacteria, viruses, parasites), heat, radiation and water loss. It’s our outer protective coat. In laB. world, Keratinocytes it is used as a metaphor of Protection. ©Vasia Hatzi

Microfilaments (Necklace). Microfilaments (or actin filaments) are thin, flexible and strong filaments that are highly versatile, functioning in cell motility and shape. Common to almost all cells, these solid twisted rods are designed to bear large amounts of tension, supporting the cell shape. In laB. world Microfilaments are used as metaphors of Support. ©Vasia Hatzi

Endoplasmic Reticulum (Earrings). Endoplasmic Reticulum (The name “endoplasmic” is defined as “within the cytoplasm,” and the Latin definition for the word “reticulum” is “little net.”) Is an extensive membranous network in the cell that is continuous with the outer nuclear membrane. It is one of the most productive organelle since in its membranes numerous biomolecules are formed (lipids, phospholipids, steroids). It is the membranous productive substrate of the cell. In laB. world it is used as a metaphor of Creativity. ©Vasia Hatzi

Multifunctional (belt, scarf, turban) bio-inspired creation. ©Vasia Hatzi

Nucleosomes (Necklace). Chromatin (from Greek khrōma, which means ”color”). Chromatin is the combination of DNA and proteins that make up the cell nucleus content. DNA molecule is a 2.5m long molecule that fits in the cell nucleus of only 5μm in diametre. To fit inside the tiny cell nucleus, DNA helix undergoes several levels of packaging. At the primary level of DNA packaging the DNA double helix wraps around proteins (histones) forming nucleosomes; the “beads on a string” structure. Multiple histones wrap into a 30 nm fibre consisting of nucleosome arrays in their most compact form. Further chromatin packaging leads to the formation of Scaffold and finally to the formation of chromosome. A human cell nucleus contains 46 chromosomes. The packaging of DNA reflects the highly dynamic structure of the molecule and in the laB. world it is used as a metaphor for Flexibility. ©Vasia Hatzi

DNA Scaffold -Extended- (Necklace). Chromatin (from Greek khrōma, which means ”color”). Chromatin is the combination of DNA and proteins that make up the cell nucleus content. DNA molecule is a 2.5m long molecule that fits in the cell nucleus of only 5μm in diametre. To fit inside the tiny cell nucleus, DNA helix undergoes several levels of packaging. At the primary level of DNA packaging the DNA double helix wraps around proteins (histones) forming nucleosomes; the “beads on a string” structure. Multiple histones wrap into a 30 nm fibre consisting of nucleosome arrays in their most compact form. Further chromatin packaging leads to the formation of Scaffold and finally to the formation of chromosome. A human cell nucleus contains 46 chromosomes. The packaging of DNA reflects the highly dynamic structure of the molecule and in the laB. world it is used as a metaphor for Flexibility. ©Vasia Hatzi

DNA Scaffold -Condensed- (Necklace). Chromatin (from Greek khrōma, which means ”color”). Chromatin is the combination of DNA and proteins that make up the cell nucleus content. DNA molecule is a 2.5m long molecule that fits in the cell nucleus of only 5μm in diametre. To fit inside the tiny cell nucleus, DNA helix undergoes several levels of packaging. At the primary level of DNA packaging the DNA double helix wraps around proteins (histones) forming nucleosomes; the “beads on a string” structure. Multiple histones wrap into a 30 nm fibre consisting of nucleosome arrays in their most compact form. Further chromatin packaging leads to the formation of Scaffold and finally to the formation of chromosome. A human cell nucleus contains 46 chromosomes. The packaging of DNA reflects the highly dynamic structure of the molecule and in the laB. world it is used as a metaphor for Flexibility. ©Vasia Hatzi

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