Veronica Falconieri, CMI 

Molecular visualization is a quintessential example of the central challenge of medical illustration – how can we show what can’t be seen? Scientists and artists have developed diverse solutions to this challenge, and there are molecular representation styles ranging from line drawings to volumetric data renderings. But which is best to use and why? This talk will review the nature of protein structural data, standard molecular representations, and the function of each representation type. Learn how to portray a molecule based on the purpose of the visualization, and tell your molecular stories more effectively.

Speaker Bio

Veronica Falconieri is a Certified Medical Illustrator and principal of Falconieri Visuals, a scientific and medical illustration and animation company. She specializes in molecular and cellular visualization, and uses Cinema4D, ePMV, and UCSF Chimera for her 3D molecular work. Veronica frequently collaborates with researchers in the High Resolution Electron Microscopy Laboratory of the National Cancer Institute, and is a published author on cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) papers in journals including Science and Cell. She received her MA in Medical and Biological Illustration from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.