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Techniques & Tools Microscopy, Spectroscopy

Admiring the Cellular Landscape

Credit: Evan Ingersoll, Scientific Animator, and Gaël McGill, Founder and CEO, Digizyme, Brookline, Massachusetts, USA.

“Created for Cell Signaling Technology, Inc. and inspired by the stunning art of David Goodsell, this 3D rendering of a eukaryotic cell is modeled in Molecular Maya using X-ray, nuclear magnetic resonance, and cryo-electron microscopy datasets for all of its molecular actors. It is an attempt to recapitulate the myriad pathways involved in signal transduction, protein synthesis, endocytosis, vesicular transport, cell-cell adhesion, apoptosis, and other processes. Although dilute in its concentration relative to a real cell, this rendering is also an attempt to visualize the great complexity and beauty of the cell’s molecular choreography.”

Interested in seeing more? An interactive version this landscape can be explored here

You can also check out more of David Goodsell's artwork in our previous feature here

By Evan Ingersoll, Scientific Animator, and Gaël McGill, Founder and CEO, Digizyme, Brookline, Massachusetts, USA

This article was originally published in The Pathologist

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