Monday, October 8, 2007

Video Cell Portraits

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"Cell Portraits" gives an impression of the daily work of a cell biologist and offers a view behind usually closed laboratory doors.

In search for molecules regulating the cell, biologists use visual tools such as microscopy to study where those molecules are and what they do.

The short movie (4'18'') documents the procedure of creating a microscopic image of cells. - These "micrographs" bear scientific information; but they also entail aesthetic qualities that attract public attention.

A project by Jan Schmoranzer and Richard Jochum. Columbia University, New York 2005-2007

Part of "Cell Portraits. Visualizing the Invisible" exhibition at Teachers College, Columbia University, Oct 26 - Dec 21, 2007

Honorable Mention at ASCB's Celldance 07 Competition