I am currently working on an animation about air pollution for Aarhus University. In that project, I have modelled the alveoli, which is the place for exchange of gases (oxygen, carbondioxide) between the exterior and the blood. Unoxygenized blood arrives from the heart, pass by the capillary network surrounding the alvoli sacs (the wall of which is only one cell layer thick) where it is oxygenized and releases its carbondioxide. Then it runs back to the heart, from where it is pumped out into the entire body.
I have produced an animated film for a research team at Lundbeck. It describes the methodology of EEG (electroencephalography) in rodents, used to study the effects of neuropharmacological compounds.
The research was published in a research paper in Frontiers in psychiatry by Christien Bowman and Kjartan Herrik, where my animation (in three parts) can be found in the supplementary materials.
I am very proud when my work is used to increase scientific insight.
Follow this link to see the scientific paper.
Image: 3D-model of rat brain (and skull) with electodes used for EEG)
I have made a short, animated explainer about the Omicron variant and how if diverges from the Delta (and other) variants of SARS-CoV-2. Watch it here. The data for the World map is from GISAID (www.gisaid.org), whereas all other information is from the research papers listed at the end as references.
This animated data-visualization shows the shift from delta (blue) to omicron (red) variant of concern of coronavirus in the EU / EØS countries of Europe. The incidence in the different countries are shown as height. All data are from European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/news-events/weekly-epidemiological-update-omicron-variant-concern-voc-week-2-data-13-january-2022).
I have made an animation, that compares the COVID-19 numbers (infected, hospitalized, tested) in Denmark week by week in 2020 and 2021. The image below shows the situation in week 52 in the two years compared. Follow the link to see the full animation in my LinkedIn post:
Last year, I was so lucky to get into the mentorship promgram by Women in Tech in Denmark. My skilled mentor was Signe Hjort Hansen. Read the LinkedIn post from Women in Tech about it here:
It’s the end of 2021 – and the beginning of 2022. I hope for a great year – hopefully without too much COVID-19 and with new and better solutions for great challenges like the climate changes.
With this image of a crack in the ice (on the lake close to my Swedish summerhouse) that really looked like a neuron, I wish all my customers, collaboration partners and other people, that has helped or inspired me during the last year, a happy new year!
It has been a good year for Moving Science. I have had really intersting animation, illustration and visualization projects to work on. The subjects have been many: neuroscience, protein chemistry, neuropharmacology, ground water quality, climate changes, electroencephalography, herd immunity, cancer immunotherapy, vaccinology and more.
And I have also found time (in between customer projects) to work on some own projects; a series about Scandinavian Women in Science from the 20th Century, python scripting and data-visualization, 3D-modelling as well as digital drawing and painting.
I really just love what I do!
Next woman in the illustrated series about scandinavian women in science from the 20th Century – The medical doctor Herdis von Magnus (1912-1992), who made significant contributions in the figth against polio and the development of an efficient vaccine in Denmark. Read the full text here
Another 3D visualization showing the development of COVID-19 in different age groups in the five Nordic countries (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland) in the period from week 1 to week 46.
The bars shows the number of COVID-19 positive per 100.000 in the age groups.
Data source: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control ( https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/covid-19/data)