Navigation Links
Scripps Research alumnus wins International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge
Date:2/2/2012

LA JOLLA, CA February 2, 2012 A powerful 3D animation tool created by Graham Johnson at The Scripps Research Institute has been selected as the winning video in the ninth annual International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge.

The competition, co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the journal Science, is designed to celebrate and encourage the visual communication of science for education and journalistic purposes. This year, 212 entries were received from 33 countries, representing every continent except Antarctica. For the first time this year, the public participated in the voting process, selecting their favorite images as People's Choice winners.

Johnson's entrythe result of a collaboration with Andrew Noske of the National Center for Microscopy & Imaging Research and Bradley Marsh of the Institute for Molecular Bioscience at the University of Queenslandwas selected as a first-place winner in the video category by both the judges and through People's Choice.

To create the winning entry, Johnson, Noske, and Marsh worked to create a prototype of Marsh's long-term goal of visually simplifying the complex 3D data sets collected in his lab through an imaging technique known as tomography.

Their winning video, "Rapid Visual Inventory & Comparison of Complex 3D Structures," illustrates the tool that enables scientists to compare and contrast multiple parameters of complicated structures, like those found in whole-cell tomograms, at a glance. The video shows how the tool can morph beta cells into simplified geometric versions to enable the visual comparison of the organelle volumes of a single cell and how it can compare relationships between four beta cells collected by Noske, Marsh, and colleagues under different physiological conditions.

"Scientists and general audiences alike can learn a great deal about biology by comparing the internal structural differences between cells harvested from different environments, say from different parts of your body or different lifecycle stages," said Johnson, an alumnus of the Scripps Research Institute's Kellogg School of Science and Technology and a newly appointed QB3@University of California San Francisco Faculty Fellow. "Morphing the cell from the complicated native model to the simplified version and back gets general audiences excited about the subject matter and reminds even expert audiences of the complex interplay of randomness and specific interaction that enables life to exist."

Johnson, Noske, and Marsh's video and other winning entries appear in the February 3 issue of Science (see www.sciencemag.org, with video at http://www.sciencemag.org/content/335/6068/534.abs) , as well as on the NSF website (see www.nsf.gov). It can also be viewed on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/grahamj21?v=Dl1ufW3cj4g&lr=1


'/>"/>

Contact: Mika Ono
mikaono@scripps.edu
858-784-2052
Scripps Research Institute
Source:Eurekalert  

Related biology news :

1. Heat and cold damage corals in their own ways, Scripps study shows
2. Scripps Research team proves plausibility of new pathway to lifes chemical building blocks
3. Scripps Research scientists provide new understanding of chronic pain
4. Scripps Research Scientist wins pair of grants to study critical component of memory
5. Scripps Research scientists discover a brain cell malfunction in schizophrenia
6. Scripps Florida scientist awarded $3.4 million for HIV/AIDS research
7. Scripps Research scientists uncover new role for gene in maintaining steady weight
8. Scripps Research team finds a weak spot on deadly ebolavirus
9. Scripps research scientists develop brand new class of small molecules through innovative chemistry
10. Scripps Health/the Medicines Company announce late breaking BRIDGE trial results presented at TCT
11. Scripps research team achieves critical step to opening elusive class of compounds to drug discovery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Scripps Research alumnus wins International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge
(Date:3/22/2017)... 2017 Optimove , provider of ... such as 1-800-Flowers and AdoreMe, today announced two ... Replenishment. Using Optimove,s machine learning algorithms, these features ... replenishment recommendations to their customers based not just ... customer intent drawn from a complex web of ...
(Date:3/16/2017)... 2017 CeBIT 2017 - Against identity fraud with DERMALOG solutions "Made ... ... Used combined in one project, multi-biometric solutions provide a crucial contribution against identity ... Used combined in one project, multi-biometric ... ...
(Date:3/7/2017)... -- Brandwatch , the leading social intelligence company, today announces ... to uncover insights to support its reporting, help direct future campaigns, ... leading youth charity will be using Brandwatch Analytics social listening and ... understanding of the topics and issues that are a priority for ... "Until ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:3/29/2017)... Limited (TSX:GEN) ("GeneNews" or the "Company") announced today the ... for breast cancer, via its Virginia -based ... blood-based biomarker test with a sophisticated algorithm to determine a ... ... measures the fasting plasma levels of two biomarkers in the ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... March 28, 2017 , ... ... Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific ... enhance its high-impact scholarly collection across its cross-platform reference management system. , ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... March 28, 2017 , ... Franz Inc ., the leading ... , has been named a ‘Champion’ by Bloor Research in its recent Graph ... in its class, and, thanks to Gruff, it was rated as the easiest product ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Triumph Modular Incorporated, and manufacturing partner NRB ... modular trade organization, were awarded First Place, as well as the prestigious Best ... Harvard University. The awards were presented at the 34th Annual World of Modular ...
Breaking Biology Technology: