Image Description
Artistic But Accurate

Zika virus made headlines in 2015 and 2016, as it made its way through the Americas and caused a number of cases of microcephaly and Guillain-BarrĂ© syndrome. Scientists modeled the virus and posted it to the Protein Data Bank. Using this data we reconstructed the virus, added color, and lit it realistically in the computer in order to give it added dimension and realism.

Who is this for

Readers of Emory Medicine Magazine.

The Result

Readers of Emory Medicine Magazine were able to see the form of the virus, allowing them to better remember the written content of the article. The image can also be used in the future, including in scientific publications due to its accurate depictions of the viral proteins.