Published: August 30, 2019
Total Running Time: 00:17:09
University of Utah biochemist Janet Iwasa discusses the importance of visualization in forming scientific hypotheses. She shares her work visualizing protein function, a major driver of cellular processes. Because proteins are so small, their behavior isn’t directly observable and scientists must pull together many types of data in visualizations to understand their function. Translating their hypotheses into 3-D animations allow biochemists to communicate, critique and refine the research.
This talk was part of the Visualization for Informal Science Education conference held at the Exploratorium, which explored themes of interpretation, narration, broadening participation, applying research to practice, collaboration, and the affordances of technology.
VISUALISE was made possible thanks to generous support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1811163. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.