2018 AMI Online Salon

Basic Science Breakthroughs: Fragile X Syndrome

Project Detail

  • Artist(s):  Michael Konomos
  • Contributors: Michael Konomos, Stephen Warren, Gordon Churchward, Kara Lukasiewicz, Santiago Junca, Amy Talboy, Stephanie Sherman, Anandi Salinas​, Chase Lovellette​; Atlanta, Georgia
  • Client: Emory University
  • Copyright: © 2018 Emory University
  • Medium / software used: Cinema 4d, iBooks Author, Pixologica ZBrush, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects
  • Final presentation format: Apple iBooks
  • Primary audience: Medical Students and Undergraduate Science Students

Project Description

Emory School of Medicine was seeking innovative ways to interest its own medical students in fundamental science research. We chose the topic of Fragile X because of Stephen Warren’s historical breakthroughs related to the subject, with the idea that the story of the gene’s discovery and the process of the research itself firsthand would be just as engaging as the molecular animations themselves. We wanted to create a more realistic sense of the molecule environment while still maintaining didactic clarity.