More of Everything: Procedural Design and Data in Molecular Animation

Friday, July 21 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm

In this presentation, Jeroen will give you a look into the procedural pipeline that Phospho uses to create data-driven biomedical animations. Procedural software like SideFX Houdini and Blender Geometry Nodes provide enormous advantages when creating rich and vibrant molecular worlds, and to do so in a way that is driven by data. In this context, the talk will primarily focus on protein structure and DNA sequencing data. In addition to this data-driven approach to animation, Jeroen will also discuss how different data visualization and data analysis pipelines can be (re)built inside of an animation software environment, in order to create clear and beautiful data representations.

Learning Objectives: After participating in this session, attendees should be able to differentiate between procedural and non-procedural animation; distinguish between data-supported visualization and visualization-supported data; envision ways in which their illustration/animation pipeline can benefit from a data-driven approach; describe two different approaches to creating data analysis tools inside a procedural animation pipeline, and assess which approach is more helpful inside their procedural animation pipeline.

Keywords: biomedical animation data structural biology procedural animation Houdini Blender

About the Presenter
Dr. Jeroen Claus is the founder of Phospho, an award-winnning London-based biomedical animation studio that has been producing animation and illustration work for academia, charity, and industry since 2014. Phospho has a particular focus on the cellular and molecular sides of the medical illustration/animation world, with specific expertise in structural biology and (immune-)oncology. Jeroen did his PhD at the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute, where he investigated the nuts and bolts of a baffling family of proteins called pseudokinases.