Molecular Structures and Processes
For highest impact, structural data are presented in a way that emphasizes functionally-relevant aspects and places the data in a realistic context.
Solved or modeled structures are rendered as clear, easy-to-interpret representations that highlight the specific aspects or processes you choose.
Example: Homology-modeled structure of the transmembrane region of cellulose synthase
The enzyme synthesizes cellulose (black) and transports it across the plasma membrane through a pore formed by the protein. Specific amino acids (red) participate in translocation, whereas others (gray) do not directly participate.
Example: Cellulose synthase complex
A model of the plant cellulose synthase complex is depicted in the plasma membrane where it is active. The lipids, carbohydrate, and protein are all at the same scale, providing a realistic context for the structural data.
Example: Photosystem II, chlorophylls of the light-harvesting complex
We create fully-3D reconstructions of tomographic data from TEM, confocal Z-stacks, or a variety of common medical imaging techniques. In addition to custom stills, available products include fly-by or stack-reveal animations and 3D printer-ready file formats.
Example: Chloroplast from TEM tomography
Incorporating and synthesizing visual data collected at different scales with different methods into a cohesive model can be a challenge.
Scientific Studios specializes in interpreting and presenting structural data at a variety of scales in the appropriate context.
Example: Matching freeze-fracture electron microscopy to x-ray crystallography
Has your group been offered the opportunity for a cover image? Do you need a visual aid to convey a specific idea, concept, or model?
Scientific studios will work with you to create striking, memorable figures for articles and presentations.
Example: Annealing double-stranded DNA
Example: Photosynthetic reaction center
EXAMPLE: GOLGI AND SECRETION
Example: Protein complex trafficking
Sometimes communicating how a particular technique works can be as big a challenge as explaining the results.
Make sure you and your audience are on the same page with custom images and animations that provide realistic, yet easily-understood depictions of how a method works.
Example: Freeze-fracture electron microscopy