In many countries – at least in Europe and North America – a large proportion of the population has been vaccinated against COVID-19. In Denmark, the vaccines that have been used are the ones from BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca (the latter has however been discontinued). The two first ones use mRNA-based technology – the last one vector/DNA-technology. But how do they actually work? And what are the differences – and similarities? Watch this animated explainer, that I have made in collaboration with the genetics expert Lasse Folkersen.
I have recently made this animation about drinking water in Denmark for Aarhus University.
Coronavirus is still holding the world in its grip. Here is a coronavirus particle rendered out in cartoon style as a GIF.
I have made an animated explainer about the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 mutations and variants. SARS-CoV-2 is an RNA-virus and these typically have high mutation rates, which can lead to changes in the spike protein of the virus. Learn more by watching.
The second wave of COVID-19 has been really hard to almost all of Europe. Here is an animated map / data visualization showing the weekly confirmed cases of COVID-19 (relative to population size) as both heigth of country and with heat map colors. See more data visualization here.
Moving Science now also offers data-visualizations of real-world data. Transforming for instance data parameters that change over time into 3D-object sizes results in powerful visual infographics. See for example this one showing the COVID-19 cases (both as absolute numbers and as normalized to inhabitants in the different municipalities) in Denmark. See more examples here
I have recently made some illustrations for Muna Therapeutics. Here is one of them, showing neurons and microglia in a healthy and a diseased brain.
At October 7th, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that the Nobel Prize in chemistry 2020 was awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna for their development of the CRISPR/Cas9 system for precise genome editing. Read the press release here.
I have made a short, animated explainer about what CRISPR/Cas9 is, watch it here.
I have created this illustration for Lasse Folkersen and Olink Proteomics. It is an illustration of the Olink technology named PEA, where specific antibodies are bound to DNA and function as a signaling system for detection of specific proteins. The technology by Olink Proteomics (www.olink.com/scallop-nature-metabolism/#) was used by Lasse Folkersen et al. in this paper published in Nature Metabolism (www.nature.com/articles/s42255-020-00287-2).