Professor Muzlifah Haniffa, is a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow in Clinical Science at Newcastle University and her research was recently a focus of an exhibition called Inside Skin: Conversations between Art & Science, which took place at the Great North Museum: Hancock.
Professor Haniffa's research focuses on human mononuclear phagocytes, a family of white blood cells which initiate and regulate immune responses. For the five writers and artists involved in this project with Professor Haniffa, the main challenge was how to provide a response to this specialised research via their own artistic medium without attempting to explain or oversimplify it.
The exhibition, in collaboration with the Great North Museum: Hancock and Newcastle University was funded by the Wellcome Trust.
Highlights of the exhibition were captured by Benjamin Freeth, PhD Candidate/Artist from the Culture Lab at Newcastle University.