ERC synergy grant

6 November 2023|

Last year I collaborated with Alexander Kros from University Leiden and Joost Reek from University of Amsterdam to develop an illustration that explains a new approach to treat glioblastoma, a deadly primary brain tumor. The illustration was included in an ERC synergy grant proposal. I am very happy to

Crossfire-Oncology uncovered

6 October 2023|

During the Summer months SCICOMVISUALS developed Crossfire-Oncology's new identity and website. This would not have been possible without the help from some true experts. LuckyLois started off with the creation of their new identity (which included logo, colors, visual elements and website design). In the meantime, GeurtvanHierden drew their new

Cavendish under threat

18 November 2022|

Last month SCICOMVISUALS had the pleasure to collaborate with Keygene. They asked me to develop a roll-up banner about the quest for resilient banana varieties. The well-known Cavendish banana is mainly under threat by two fungi, Fusarium Tropical Race 4 and Black Sigatoka. This forms a huge challenge

FEMS Microbiology Reviews

12 September 2022|

During April and May I had the pleasure to assist Jeroen Geurtsen and his co-workers with their overview of E. Coli genomics and pathotypes (Genomics and pathotypes of the many faces of Escherichia coli) in FEMS Microbiology Reviews. In this review, Geurtsen et al take a birds-eye view of

In Nature Biotech

8 September 2022|

Last month Simone Oostindie and her colleagues published a wonderful paper about Genmab's HexElect technology in Nature Biotechnology. As Rob de Jong, last author, explains, "HexElect is based on pairs of antibodies that are designed to work together as a team. These teams form only on cell surfaces

Cum laude

2 August 2022|

This year we finished a project for Simone Oostindie, and developed the layout of her PhD thesis entitled "Clustering: a rational design principle for potentiated antibody therapeutic". A book filled with hard-core science for which she graduated with honors! Recent publication of chapter 6 of her thesis in

ISA Pharma booth

20 June 2022|

Last May I had the pleasure to develop several exhibition materials for ISA Pharma, including a few banners and a 2.30m x 4m wall. My illustration was already used on the company's website but it is always great to see my art on a large canvas. The banners

Nasdaq tower for Biophytis

11 October 2021|

Last February SCICOMVISUALS was asked to develop a 30-sec video for the IPO of Biophytis, to be displayed on the NASDAQ tower on Time Square, NY. The time given for production was three days, which included a weekend - quite a challenge. But since we would not often get

Science with Oz

11 September 2020|

For this years annual meeting, Oncode organized an art competition, to give visibility to the beauty of science. I had the honor of being in the jury with Yuva Oz to vote for the best images produced by the Oncode community this year. And this has been quite a

Spaghettified antibody

24 November 2019|

I am thrilled to let you know that the "Spaghettified Antibody" is now exhibited in the main entrance hall at Genmab, Utrecht. After I developed the original computer model 2 years ago, Kunst & Licht & Glas in De Bilt worked very hard to capture the model in

Science Vision

23 October 2019|

I am very proud to let you know that Maarten van der Sanden (science communication, TU Delft), Martijn van Overbruggen (WIM Ontwerpers), Dirma Janse (Studio Dirma Janse) and I have developed a master course for TU Delft, called SCIENCE VISION. This course is aimed at master students

Empowering Amphera

5 March 2019|

Scicomvisuals developed a brand new website for Amphera. Amphera is a Dutch biotech company, and develops dendritic cell therapies for the treatment of cancer. Their lead indication is mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lungs. The company has several studies in clinical stage.  Scicomvisuals was

Graphical abstract in Cell Reports

3 July 2018|

Scicomvisuals is proud to have one of its infographics published as graphical abstract in Cell Reports (volume 23, issue 13, 2018). Hanke Matlung et al show that neutrophils can kill antibody-opsonized cancer cells by a process called trogoptosis. Scicomvisuals developed the graphical abstract and the infographic in Figure

Glass antibody

2 July 2018|

The Antibody Society organizes several scientific meetings, and hands out a prize to the best young presenter at its meeting. The prize to be won is a 3,5 kg glass structure of an antibody. SCICOMVISUALS and Geurt van Hierden helped with development and ordering of the glass structure

Inaugural speech

16 March 2018|

In recent months, Scicomvisuals developed the visual presentation for Prof. dr. Timo van den Berg's inaugural speech. Timo will hold his chair on immunotherapy at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, at the department  of molecular cell biology. Funny enough, this is where we both received our PhD's back in

ADC Therapeutics explained

11 December 2017|

From December 9 to 12, ADC Therapeutics was present at the ASH conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The animation shown at the booth was developed by SCICOMVISUALS. The animation explains the mechanism-of-action of ADC Therapeutics' products. SCICOMVISUALS - Art direction, script, storyboard Geurt van Hierden - 3D animation

ASH booth for ADCT

11 December 2017|

From December 9 to December 12, 2017, ADC Therapeutics presented the results of its latest studies at the ASH conference. Data were presented at the conference, and shown at their new booth. Scicomvisuals was very proud to help with the design of the booth display, and designed both

On the cover of ADHM

16 November 2017|

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

New INN is out

5 July 2017|

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

Maastricht brace

21 November 2016|

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.

Virtual lab tour live!

22 June 2016|

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

Bart’s PhD Thesis

24 March 2016|

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

Journal’s favorite

5 June 2015|

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

HexaBody in CELL

26 April 2014|

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 tomogram

26 March 2014|

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

HexaBody in Science and NRC

15 March 2014|

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