Posts by: vfalcon

Visualizing mutation

I’ve illustrated the coronavirus spike protein a lot over the last few years, including its mutations. In the process, I made many decisions about how to show mutations, and want…
White woman in blue shirt stands in front of image displayed on gray board. Blue prize ribbon hangs next to image.

AMI Award of Excellence given to Falconieri Visuals

Falconieri Visuals won the Award of Excellence in the 2022 Association of Medical Illustrators' salon for the illustrations "Delta's Defining Mutations". The salon is judged by panels of medical illustrators…

Falconieri Visuals wins 6 BioImages Awards

Six (!!) Falconieri Visuals #sciart illustrations won awards in BioImages 2021, including: 🎖️ Supercharging mRNA (bottom left), Award of Excellence in Medical Illustration;🎖️ SARS-CoV-2 in 3D (top left), Image of…
Model of estrogen receptor binding to DNA strand inspired by AlphaFold. Disordered linkers shown between rigid estrogen receptor domains.

AlphaFold and Molecular Visualization

AlphaFold inspired estrogen receptor illustration What is AlphaFold? Predicting protein structures based on their amino acid sequence has been a scientific dream for decades. AlphaFold, an artificial intelligence (AI) system…
Molecular subunits of the inflammasome coalesce into the 11-fold symmetric disk that forms the active signalling assembly

Falconieri Visuals wins AMI Award

Falconieri Visuals' artwork of NLRP3 inflammasome assembly won an Award of Merit in the prestigious Association of Medical Illustrators 2021 Salon. See it and other winners here: AMI 2021 Salon…

Using PDB Structures to Visualize Science

Veronica Falconieri Hays wrote about medical illustraiton and the use of molecular structures like those found in the Protein Data Bank in her work for the fall Education Corner column…

Interactive Guide to the Coronavirus

Veronica Falconieri Hays' illustrations of SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) biology and virion 3D model were adapted by the Scientific American team for an interactive online article, Inside the Coronavirus. Dive in here:…