Tuesday 4 February, 09:15 am
Biology reveals the complex choreography of cells and molecules, but much of this science is too small to be directly observed or takes place at dynamic rates beyond our normal perception of time. 3D visualisation of cells and molecules has become an increasingly important component of exploring and communicating biological mechanisms to the public, students and scientific peers.
Dynamic visualisations, such as animations, are able to synthesize diverse structural, dynamic and locational data derived from a variety of research sources and data sets, and can thus act as a visual hypothesis for a particular molecular or cellular process. Beyond the bench, 3D visualisations are powerful tools that are being used in classrooms and in the mass media to educate and entertain.