In May 2020, One Cell At A Time teamed up with the University of Sunderland to create our first ArtSci collaboration.

Scientific illustrator Jana Eliasova and Lecturer in Illustration, Animation and Games Art, Nick Lewis created an animation for young people (Key Stage 3) to help explain how HCA scientists are helping the global fight against the COVID-19 virus.


Jana Eliasova has been working as a Scientific Illustrator since 2015 when, as a member of the Functional Genomics team she created images of human, plant and animal anatomy for the Expression Atlas at the EMBL:European Bioinformatics Institute. In 2018 Jana joined the Cellular Genetics team of the Teichmann Lab at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and her work includes many figures and illustrations for research publications in journals such as Nature, Science, Cell and Immunity. Jana was trained at the Cambridge School of Art where she focused on Medical Illustration, and at the Medical Artist Education Trust in London. You can see Jana’s work at

Nick Lewis has worked in the games and animation industry for over 20 years. He has contributed to a wide range of projects from console games to educational animations, and has been lecturing in Illustration and Animation since 2014. He has a broad skillset, including 2D and 3D animation, digital illustration and traditional media. Nick has also written over 40 BBC Bitesize episodes for children at Key Stages 1 and 2, which makes him well placed to understand what appeals to a young educational audience.


Special thanks to our young voice over artist Sally O’Hara-Sheader who was 16 years at the time of recording.

University of Sunderland

Wellcome Sanger Institute