Science & Art

"Green Frontiers" by Mayandi Sivaguru; Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

“Green Frontiers” by Mayandi Sivaguru; Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

Made it to the opening of “Seeing the Art in Science” a new exhibit at featuring 20 microscopic images of the cellular structure of organisms such as corals, honey bee brains, plants, pollen, leaf cells, etc. The images were made  by scientists at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois , using equipment manufactured by Ziess, and were subsequently artistically enhanced and rendered on a much larger scale.  The image at left is a close-up of the  three-dimensional structure of the anther (pollen producer) of the Arabidopsis, the first plant to have its genome sequenced. The evening, hosted by the German Center for Research and Innovation  also featured a panel discussion on genomics and art, and a lively Q & A  with scientists from the University of Illinois and Carl Zeiss.  For a video of the event, or to see more images, click here   The exhibit will be up until at least the end of July at the German House  (German Consulate) on 1st Avenue at 49th Street.

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