Work / Animation / The Inner Life of the Cell: Protein Packing
Harvard University and XVIVO come together again to add to the growing series of scientific animations for BioVisions – Harvard’s multimedia lab in the department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. Protein Packing strives to more accurately depict the molecular chaos in each and every cell, with proteins jittering around in what may seem like random motion. Proteins occupy roughly 40% of the cytoplasm, creating an environment that risks unintentional interaction and aggregation. Via diffusion and motor protein transport, these molecules are directed to sites where they are needed.
Richard P. Lifton: Chairman, Yale University Department of Genetics; Sterling Professor of Genetics, Medicine and Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
I wanted to share with you the news I just heard that the fabulous image you prepared for us has been selected for the cover of Cell! This is wonderful testimony to your talent and ability to rapidly reduce an idea to a stunning illustration. We were particularly impressed with your responsiveness and ability to quickly make significant modifications to meet our external deadlines. Many thanks for all your help, and congratulations!