This still depiction of a mouse pancreatic cell shows thousands of irregularly shaped organelles huddling around a central and bean-shaped nucleus. Later in the video, researchers simplify the cell’s components and sort them by organelle, grouping together the mitochondria (green) and insulin granules (blue), then clumping these and other organelles together to form uniform columns and rows for easy comparison and understanding.
Credit: Graham T. Johnson, The Scripps Research Institute and grahamj.com; Andrew Noske, National Center for Microscopy & Imaging Research; Bradley Marsh, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland
These are stills from a video that won First Place and the People’s Choice award last year, in the 2011 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge.
Public voting for this year’s Int’l SciVis Challenge has been extended to Mon 11/12. Check out these wonderful science visualizations and vote for your favorites!