2018 AMI Online Salon

Project Details

  • Artist(s):  Rebekka Bamert; Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
  • Client: Dr. Sinisa Dovat
  • Copyright: © 2018 Rebekka Bamert
  • Medium / software used: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Autodesk Maya
  • Final presentation format: Screen
  • Primary audience: Researchers

Project Description

Ikaros is a DNA-binding zinc finger protein that is of interest to cancer researchers because it has been shown to play a role in cancer inhibition in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). It is being studied by Dr. Sinisa Dovat and his lab at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Molecular interactions can often be difficult to understand, even to trained scientists, because they involve a great deal of conceptualization due to the fact that they can not be seen with the naked eye. This animation is intended to be used by the lab to educate new researchers as well as the greater cancer research community on the Ikaros protein and the studies surrounding it. Ikaros’s structure has not yet been crystalized so this project features the first conceptualized three-dimensional representation of the protein. The “Project Ikaros” logo and Greek thematic elements give the information presented a distinctive brand that makes the animation a memorable experience for the audience.