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2014 Image Contest



1st Place: 
Matthieu Chavent 
Flow Visualization at the Surface of a Lipid Vesicle Model
 
We have modelled a 50 nm diameter phospholipid vesicle using coarse-grain molecular dynamics simulation. We have used streamlines methodology to highlight correlated motions of lipids at the vesicle surface. Colour depicts lipids velocity: from dark blue (low velocity) to white (high velocity).


2nd Place:
Graham Johnson
Dynein Motors along Microtubule Tracks 
3rd Place: 
Ran Drori
Ice Crystals Growth in Microfluidics  
  
Dynein motor proteins moving along microtubules– based on a crystal structure reported by Carter, Cho, Jin and Vale (Science- March 4, 2011). Models generated and rendered with the embedded Python Molecular Viewer (ePMV) developed by Ludovic Autin and Johnson in Art Olson’s Molecular Graphics Lab at The Scripps Research Institute. Ice crystals in a microfluidic device. This image shows a microfluidic chip on a cold stage which is situated on an inverted microscope. The apparatus is used for the research of ice-binding proteins. The image was taken while the temperature was suddenly dropped, and dendrite crystal growth is observed. 




The 2014 Art of Science Image Contest 
 were sponsored by Asylum Research. 
                      
Awards for the 2014 Art of Science Image Contest
 
were sponsored by Chroma Technology.