Thursday, January 16, 2020

An Astounding, Awe Inspiring Animation of Cellular Molecules

Environmental & Science Education
Art and Environment
Edward Hessler

University of Chicago emeritus professor Jerry Coyne recently posted several animations by Drew Berry on what goes on inside cells.

There are no ways to directly observe the molecules of a cell doing what they do. In this TEDx talk (9 m 08 s) from Sydney Australia, Berry "shows his scientifically accurate (and entertaining) animations that help researchers see unseeable processes within our cells."  As you watch it, try to keep in mind that there are all kinds of other things going on at the same time inside a cell in a kind of thick soup. It is a very busy shop and the schedule is around the clock.

Berry is Biomedical Animations Manager at the Walter + Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (Australia). This link includes a link to other animations he and his team have produced.

Here is a link to the long history of the Institute.

h/t Jerry Coyne, WEIT

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