2019 AMI Online Salon

Measles Unraveled

Project Details

  • Entrant Name: Elizabeth DePace

  • Membership Type: Student Submission

  • Other Contributors:                         

  • Address: Somerville,NJ

  • Client: Science

  • Medium/software used: Maxon Cinema 4D, Adobe Photoshop

  • Final presentation format: Editorial Cover

  • Primary Audience: Public

Project Description

This editorial cover features the article: “Near-atomic cryo-EM structure of the helical measles virus nucleocapsid.” This article describes how the structure of the measles nuceocapsid was determined and explains how understanding this structure provides insights into its role in replication and potential targets for drug design. Featured on the cover of “Science”, this editorial targets a college educated, scientifically interested audience. A measles virus in the process of entering a cell by membrane fusion is pictured. The dynamic perspective and dramatic lighting captures the viewer’s attention and evokes curiosity. A conceptual view of the unraveling measles nucleocapsid enables the viewer to visualize the relationship between the structure of the helical nucleocapsid and the embedded RNA it contains.