Dr Nadia Andreani, School of Life Sciences, is running a Public Engagement for All with Research at Lincoln (PEARL) funded project to engage primary school children with the aim of teaching basic knowledge about microbiology through the creation of an illustrated book. Once published, the book will be distributed to Schools across the country, to help school children discover the fascinating world of science.

Readers will be able to follow the adventures of a group of bacteria through the discovery of the microorganisms we come into contact with on a daily basis. Nadia has previously published a children’s book, The Adventures of Flo, the special Bacterium, which is based on her research into why mozzarella can get certain bacterial infections and turn blue, which can be read via the link below.

Nadia’s latest book has been drafted and is now in need of an individual who is looking to broaden or develop their skills in a new direction, to illustrate the book. The chosen illustrator will design and draw the illustrations for the book which will be published with the illustrator credited and awarded £200 – the monies which were received from the public engagement funding.

Applicants will be asked to select one section from the book’s draft and submit at least one design illustrating the text. This should be submitted in a digital format.

For details on how to apply or any questions about the opportunity or project itself, please contact Dr Nadia Andreani: nandreani@lincoln.ac.uk.

Please note, the creation and distribution of this book is not for profit.

Application deadline is the 15th of November 2018.