2018 AMI Online Salon

Microbiota Mission: Fecal microbiota transplant

Project Details

  • Artist(s):  Manjun Chai; CHICAGO, Illinois
  • Client: Christine Armstrong, Embritte Hyde
  • Copyright: © 2017 Manjun Chai
  • Medium / software used: Adobe Photoshop
  • Final presentation format: Print
  • Primary audience: General Audience

Project Description

This commercial poster illustration captures the attention and interest of the general public through a visual metaphor showing the exploration of the microbiota ecosystem therapeutics – Fecal microbiota transplant (FMT). These microbiota soldiers are on a mission to input the new therapy into a desolate field. This new technology will save the destroyed land.

Fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) is an emerging technique showing high efficacy in the treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (RCDI) which is a disease of the gut caused by the overgrowth of this toxic microbe, and which makes up a fourth of antibiotic-associated diarrhea. The reason for the infection is the disruption of the normal gut microbiome by the administration of antibiotics. It is typically treated with prolonged courses of the antibiotics.