Friday, February 18, 2011

World’s First Detailed 3D View Of HIV

2010 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge winners announced.

World's Most Detailed 3-D Model of HIV

The World's Most Detailed 3-D Model of HIV Created from a variety of sources in virology, X-ray analysis, and NMR spectroscopy, the spatial configurations of the the proteins are depicted in accordance with the most advanced understandings of their three-dimensional structures. This image won first prize in the illustrations category. Image courtesy of Ivan Konstantinov, Yury Stefanov, Aleksander Kovalevsky, Yegor Voronin - Visual Science Company

We're always suckers for a good art/science mashup, so perhaps it's no surprise that we're feeling pretty good about today's release of the 2010 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge winners. This year's winning entries included
the most detailed 3-D model of the HIV virus ever made (above), a sweeping infographic primer on the many ways fungi impact our lives, and a non-interactive media project that tracked 3,000 pieces of garbage from their origins in Seattle to destinations across the U.S. For More Details visit

The 2010 winning entries are included in the following four categories:


First Place:
Seth B. Darling and Steven J. Sibener; Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago
Rough Waters

Honorable Mentions (tie):
Robert Rock Belliveau M.D.
Trichomes (hairs) on the Seed of the Common Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)

Katie L. Hoffman and Robert J. Wood; Harvard University
Centipede Millirobot


First Place: Ivan Konstantinov, Yury Stefanov, Aleksander Kovalevsky, and Yegor Voronin; Visual Science Company Human Immunodeficiency Virus, 3D model

Honorable Mentions (3-way tie):
Insuk Lee, Michael Ahn, Edward Marcotte and Seung Yon Rhee; Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology
AraNet: A genome-wide gene function association network for Arabidopsis thaliana

Russell M. Taylor II, Andrew Stephens, Kerry Bloom, Leandra Vicci, Jolien Verdaasdonk, Steven Nedrud, Matt Larson, and Mike Falvo; the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Proposed Structure of the Yeast Mitotic Spindle

Dr. Jonathan Heras; Equinox Graphics Ltd.
Enterobacteria Phage T4


First Place:
Kandis Elliot and Mo Fayyaz; University of Wisconsin-Department of Botany
Introduction to Fungi

Honorable Mention:
Peter Crnokrak; The Luxury of Protest
Everyone Ever in the World


First Place:
Dietmar Offenhuber, E. Roon Kang, Carnaven Chiu, Armin Linke, Assaf Biderman, Carlo Ratti; Senseable city lab / MIT, supported by Waste Management, Qualcomm, Sprint, and the Architectural League NY
Trash | Track

Honorable Mentions (4-way tie):
Drew Berry, Mark Ellisman, François Tétaz; The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Visualization of the Whole Brain Catalog

Thomas J. Cox; Observatories of the Carnegie Institution
A Binary Quasar Caught in the Act of Merging

Amit Chourasia, Emmett Mcquinn, Bernard Minster, Jurgen Schulze; San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD

Damian Pope, Greg Dick, Sean Bradley, Dave Fish, Roberta Tevlin, Steve Kelly, and Tim Langford; Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Everyday Einstein: GPS and Relativity


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