Joost Bakker

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On the cover of ADHM

Scicomvisuals is very proud to be on the cover of the October 25 (vol 6, no. 20) issue of Advanced Healthcare Materials (ADHM)! The cover belongs to a paper by Alexander Kros and co-workers, who describe how mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) are delivered into cells via membrane fusion thereby omitting endocytosis pathways. Fusion

On the cover of ADHM2021-10-26T21:35:34+02:00

New INN is out

A perspective about the new International Nonproprietary Names (INN) for therapeutic antibodies in mAbs is online since June 16. This perspective provides the background and information needed to understand the reasons behind changing the INN. SCICOMVISUALS was asked to help with preparing the visuals for this perspective, which is now available from the mAbs website.

New INN is out2021-10-26T21:36:10+02:00

Maastricht brace

Scicomvisuals developed a logo for a new innovative brace for children suffering from scoliosis - the Maastricht Brace. This brace has been developed by dr LW van Rhijn at Maastricht University. The assignment was to make a logo that is child-friendly and refers to its purpose.

Maastricht brace2021-10-26T21:43:14+02:00

Virtual lab tour live!

Recently we made a virtual lab tour for Genmab, which develops therapeutic antibodies to treat cancer.  The movie includes 3D animation to visualize their complex production process.  This movie was produced in close collaboration with Hij&Ik Productions, Geurt van Hierden and Rutger Molenkamp. Project lead, art direction, script, storyboard - SCICOMVISUALS Direction, camera, sound,

Virtual lab tour live!2021-10-26T21:43:47+02:00

Bart’s PhD Thesis

SCICOMVISUALS has just finished a project with Bart de Goeij. Last year, Bart asked me to develop his PhD thesis. It was a daunting task, considering the enormous amount of data figures, tables and supplementary sections. In close collaboration with De Vliegende Kiep, we developed this 224-page book, which was presented to Bart yesterday. We

Bart’s PhD Thesis2021-10-26T21:44:10+02:00

Journal’s favorite

MAbs Journal decided to re-use one of my previous art works as profile on its Facebook page. Always great to see that my previous work is still being liked! It was developed back in 2013, as the cover of a journal issue publishing papers about "antibody design". Rumour has it that Scicomvisuals' latest proposal will

Journal’s favorite2021-10-26T21:44:36+02:00

Infographics are the best way to convince

A recent study shows infographics are by far the best way to convince even your most skeptic audience. Read this commentary by Stephen J Meyer, Persuasion: Fascinating Study Shows How To Open A Closed Mind. The original study is here. Stephen J Meyer: "Our brains privilege visual information over any other kind. More processing power

Infographics are the best way to convince2021-10-26T21:45:20+02:00

HexaBody in CELL

In their SELECT section, CELL pays attention to Genmab’s latest work on hexamers that was recently published in Science (CELL, Volume 157, Issue 3, p521, 24 April 2014). Scicomvisuals provided the accompanying illustration.

HexaBody in CELL2021-10-26T21:46:10+02:00

HexaBody tomogram

Scicomvisuals’ latest work on hexameric structures - the HexaBody tomogram - can now also be viewed on Science’s tumblr page! The visual is a 3D image of the molecular complex of the complement molecule C1q docked onto six antibodies that form a ring of six. With electron microscopy electron density can be recorded and visualized. 3D

HexaBody tomogram2021-10-26T21:46:47+02:00

HexaBody in Science and NRC

Genmab has published a fascinating paper in Science (vol 343, 14 March 2014)! They show that human IgGs form hexameric structures by interacting with neighboring IgG molecules, and the complex then activates complement. The accompanying illustration on the Science home page and on the volume’s editorial page (p.1175) was developed by Scicomvisuals, and can be viewed

HexaBody in Science and NRC2021-10-26T21:47:24+02:00