Megan's work with Lillian Fritz-Laylin, Dyche Mullins, and Tom Goddard is briefly described in a UCSF Science in Focus article
In a quote from the article, Megan says:
“This project exemplifies the wonderful interplay that can exist between experimental science and visualization science. It makes the case that visualization should be part of the research process, not just something you do at the very end for an article cover.”
Chris Hammang, a Biomedical Animator at Garvan Institute of Medical Research and CSIRO has created many stunning animations while simultaneously taming the savage beast I know as the open-source 3D animation software package Blender. Please check out this captivating animation (gorgeous, regardless of the software used, but arguably the best Blender animation I've ever seen) that uses ePMV to generate molecular representations, and check out his other movies from his website.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1Rtxxbw7Yg
I've worked on many prototypes and have provided consultation on many iterations of Immune Attack and Immune Defense over the years. The project inventor and leader Melanie Stegman is extremely enthusiastic about teaching complex topics like immunology in a more intuitive manner to a variety of audiences through gaming. She now has several years of game design and development experience under her belt, but such projects are difficult to fund through traditional government grants. If you believe that games can aid in student centered learning, please checkout her Kickstarter funding page.
Mesoscope student intern Thao P. Do created in collaboration with Graham Johnson for the UCSF Chimera 2014 Holiday card as described by Tom Goddard and Elaine Meng from RBVI below. Click the USE tab to see how Chimera can be used to view and analyze cellPACK models. Please feel free to print the card for your emergency Holiday needs.
A cellPACK model of bacterium Mycoplasma mycoides
Behold a computer-generated model of the tiny bacterium Mycoplasma mycoides. The long orange strand is its circular DNA genome, a million basepairs encoding about 1000 genes. This bacterium lacks a cell wall but is covered with lipoglycans, shown here as green filaments. In red, yellow, blue, and purple are various proteins, represented by the structures of homologous proteins from other organisms. Together, these depict the molecular crowding in cells. This model was made with the cellPACK* software (cellPACK.org) described in cellPACK: A virtual mesoscope to model and visualize structural systems biology, Johnson et al., Nat Methods (2014). cellPACK models can be viewed interactively with the program UCSF Chimera (rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera) from the Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics**.
Funding: * NSF Predoctoral Fellowship (07576), NIH P41GM103426 & P50GM103368, Autodesk, & Mary Anne Koda-Kimble Seed Award for Innovation. ** NIH/NIGMS Biomedical Technology Research Center (P41GM103311).
M. mycoides in Snow by RBVI associates Graham T. Johnson & Thao P. Do of mesoscope.org and thaopdo.com, ©2014
Dynein motor proteins moving along microtubules–
This ePMV model of Dynein by Graham Johnson is rendered in Cinema 4D and based on a crystal structure reported by Carter, Cho, Jin and Vale (Science- March 4, 2011).
Details at www.biophysics.org/Awards...
Here is a talk I gave to describe the work that I and other medical/molecular illustrators do to a general audience attending Sydney's winter light and music festival VIVID.https://vimeo.com/72709485
visit http://rsc.li/fd169 for details.
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