"It’s a strange feeling trying to maintain your temperament and then watching it bleed into the page right in front of you." - #ALFA#mrsandmrluke#visualscience | Another ridiculously rad artwork by Al Luke: @alfromcapetown... (Do yourself a favour and treat yourself to one (or two or a just honestly start a collection) of his next level pieces - they really are ama-zing to own & see in your space on the daily... ) #lovelocalza
Here's our #scicomm workshop winner Pedro and partner with workshop leader Dr Jenny Martin from @unimelbscicomm. Congrats Pedro and we hope it will help you achieve your science communication goals! Huge thanks to Dr Martin @espressoscience for sharing her expertise!
Let's talk about Herpes simplex
The most widespread are Herpes simplex viruses (HSV). They are categorized into two types. HSV-1 stands for orofacial herpes, and HSV-2 is for genital herpes, but sometimes HSV-1 is associated with genital diseases too. That's why herpes simplex 1 also called "cold sore" and a public name of herpes simplex 2 is "herpes". According to the World Health Organization, 67% of the world population under the age of 50 are infected with herpes simplex 1.
Structure of the virus
To create a 3D prototype of the virus, we researched its structure. They have an unusual 4 layered structure: a core that contains the large, double-stranded DNA genome, which is enclosed by an icosapentahedral capsid. The capsid is composed of capsomers and is surrounded by the tegument, which is an amorphous protein coat encased in a glycoprotein-bearing lipid bilayer envelope. .
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“Blindness remains a public health problem in Somalia. It is estimated that about 140 000 people in the country are visually impaired, mainly due to cataract, corneal opacity, refractive errors and glaucoma. However, 80% of these cases are avoidable, preventable or curable through basic eye care and early treatment. The availability of eye care services in Somalia is very limited, and the cost of the basic eye care is unaffordable to most people” #visualscience#visualcare#somalia#eyedisease#eyehealthcare
What we have here are some science coasters, made from images taken under the microscope 🔬. The perfect household accessory, don’t you think? We will be giving some of these away to a few of our subscribers, so watch your inbox in the coming days. There are many more designs too 👀. It’s not too late to subscribe if you want to be in to win!
What’s this you ask? Why it’s a rhinovirus. And no, it doesn’t come from rhinos 🦏. Who can tell us what will most likely happen if you get this virus? SquareCell founder, Andrew Lilja created this beautiful pic.
Grateful to have this opportunity to present my artistic research at The Visual Science of Art Conference 2018 and have nice conversations with scientists and learn their exciting scientific/aesthetic research in the field of visual perception ✨✨🙏🙏🙏✨✨ #VSAC2018#VSAC#visualscience#visualperception
We are excited to announce the winner of our #scicomm competition! Pedro Trevizan Baú, a neuroscientist from Brazil who has recently moved to Melbourne, Australia to undertake his PhD @theflorey. He is working to understand the neural control of breathing and how this works in both healthy people and people with neurodegenerative diseases. .
Pedro loves communicating his research with people of all sorts to share his knowledge and get people excited about science! We hope you enjoy the scicomm workshop, Pedro. .
Thanks to Dr Jenny Martin from @unimelbscicomm for creating the workshop.
This fine structure you see here, ATP synthase, is an energy power generator. Think Homer Simpson’s workplace (minus the radiation), producing energy for our cells. Energy for our muscles to contract or for generating the thoughts in our minds. Our fabulous sci-artist, Jack Kaiser created this one.
We had a lot of fun launching SquareCell to the world last week over #scienceweek ! If you’ve been following, we held a competition to win a #scicomm workshop. The results are in! Thanks to those who entered and watch this space over the next couple of days to find out who won. We have an extra surprise too 😉
This beautifully detailed illustration of the cardiopulmonary system was created by Shruti Kotecha, one our brilliant sci-artists. .
Today is the last day to enter our #scicomm competition - join our list on our website and go into the draw to win a science communication workshop by scicomm expert, Dr Jenny Martin from @unimelbscicomm. We can’t wait to find out who wins!
Blog post: We’ve known for some time now that we humans are good at processing information visually. They say a picture is worth 60,000 words.
Read about why we need to shift the way we communicate our research in our blog (link in bio).
While you’re there, join our list to be in to win a #scicomm workshop. Only 2.5 days left to enter during @nationalscienceweek!
Some of the graphic recording I did the last few days at the Nordic Hydrology Conference in Bergen, Norway: real-time visual summaries of the conference and its rich selection of hydrology talks and presentations. I mostly attended talks on urban hydrology and solutions to climate change (eg to new flood regimes, higher rainfall, more intense drought periods, etc), as I’m fascinated by human adaptation to nature. There was a lot on green roofs and rain gardens: these green additions to urban landscapes are tools for capturing rainwater during intense rain events, and helping to minimize flood risk. Rain gardens go the extra step of helping water to infiltrate into the ground, replenishing groundwater stores. A solution disguised as a bit of pretty urban greenery.
I love the challenge of having to listen, understand, interpret and visualize in real time. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. I usually have two sheets of paper in front of me - one for hectic notes, and one for the graphic recording. Sometimes I’ll photograph particularly interesting slides so that I can include that information in my visual summary later. My hands are always full of pens (occasionally I miss the cap and add another line of permanent marker to my fingers). And my head is so full of ideas after sitting in on this conference. Looking forward to the next one in Estonia, 2020!
Another one of our brilliant sci artists, Jack Kaiser, created this gorgeous image of microvilli. What do you know about these tiny structures? Why are they so important?
We are launching this week, remember to sign up to our list on our website or tag a friend in one of our posts throughout this #scienceweek to win a #scicomm workshop!
Meet the founders day! Find out what drove us, Dr Andrew Lilja and Dr Nicki Cranna, to create this visual science communication collective, helping promote the incredible work of researchers. .
Go to our website about section (link in bio) to find out more. While you’re at it, join our list for your chance to win a #scicomm workshop of your choice.