2018 AMI Online Salon

Accelerating scientific discovery and translational research at the intersection of chemistry, materials science, engineering, and biomedicine through convergent science.

Project Details

  • Artist(s):  Cassio Lynm; Stoneham, Massachusetts
  • Client: University of Melbourne
  • Copyright: © 2016 American Chemical Society
  • Medium / software used: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
  • Final presentation format: Journal Article
  • Primary audience: Specialists, Scientists, Researchers in related fields

Project Description

The intended purpose of this illustration was to highlight the concept of convergent science with associated areas of [1] cumulative research (creating complex connections and clinical application by building up simple solutions), [2] identifying ideas worth pursuing (research that has greatest potential for substantial clinical benefit) , [3] transparent science (open science approaches to enhance reproducibility and reliability), [4] dark data (tapping into and utilizing unreported, ‘wasted’ data), and [5] bio-nano standards (big data approaches to discovering patterns). Color was used to create the major categories, arranged around a central ‘core’ to emphasize the concept of ‘convergence.’ Imagery and symbolic representations were created to support major points within each category, so that the reader would have a quick idea of the content.