Scientific Illustration

Dicty

Genomics (my main research field) does not lend itself to pretty pictures.

However, I do enjoy finding new ways to represent data informatively and elegantly. The main picture on the left shows the structure of the chromosomes of the slime mold, Dictyostelium, and uses shape and colour to concisely represent gene density, repeated sequence mofifs and other aspects.

The figure was made using custom software to process the data, followed by Cinema4D and Illustrator, with a dash of Photoshop.

For a close-up of the part of the figure, click here. For a montage of some other figures, click here.

These figures are taken from some of my publications.