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Ludovic Autin Named Finalist in Science Art Competition

posted Mar 6, 2014, 3:05 PM by Graham Johnson   [ updated Mar 10, 2014, 11:28 PM ]
The image, “Synaptic Vesicle,” by Ludovic Autin, senior research associate in the Olson lab, is one of nine finalists from six countries in the 2014 JALA & JBS Art of Science Contest, sponsored by the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening to highlight the role visualization plays in the analysis and presentation of scientific work.

Autin’s image is a molecular model of three synaptic vesicles, based on the work of Takamori et al. The individual 3-D protein models were generated using the embedded Python Molecular Viewer (ePMV) Autin developed in the Olson lab and packed to create the mesoscale model using autoPACK/cellPACK software developed with TSRI alumnus Graham Johnson. Adam Gardner, Olson lab assistant, helped provide the final image rendering using the 3-D animation software Cinema 4D. View the image at time 00:30 in this youtube video.