October 15

Visual Science has created a series of infographics to accompany the publication of Professor Konstantin Severinov’s research in the journal Frontiers in Molecular Bioscience. Prof. Severinov is Director of the Skoltech Center for Data-Intensive Biomedicine and Biotechnology. He and his team are studying the defense mechanisms of bacteria based on the CRISPR / Cas system.

September 15

Visual Science created video infographics for an educational course entitled “OMICs Technologies in Clinical Oncology”, organized by BioLogica for Russian doctors from 10-13 September 2016. Our animation helped to explain the key advantages of using OMICs technologies to diagnose different types of tumors and select effective therapy.

In addition to making this video, Visual Science organized a wide-reaching promotional campaign for the live stream of the course on social networks, informing all major medical and scientific communities about the event. As a result, the ad about the course collected over 500,000 views, and “BioLogica” not only attracted viewers to the live stream, but also expanded its subscriber base for the distribution of course materials.

June 26

Several years ago, the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) developed a unique master’s program called “Biomedical Science and Technology”, which allows biologists, physicians and chemists to immerse themselves in the world of biomedicine and the biotechnology business. Students are offered lectures by renowned scientists with international experience, well-equipped laboratories for research and industrial practice at technological corporations and start-ups. Since the program is young, the Institute neededk to attract more students and increase competition for a place on the program. Visual Science developed a strategy to promote the program on the Internet, which resulted in more than 220 000 ad views and quadrupled competition for enrolment.

April 12

One of the most popular U.S. media outlets, the Los Angeles Times has published an article by Sean Green describing Visual Science’s scientifically accurate 3D-model of the Zika virus in detail.

March 24

Visual Science has created the world’s first scientifically accurate 3D-model of the Zika virus at atomic resolution. Its publication was accompanied by a planned media campaign which engaged leading international media outlets and popular-science journals. Our model was covered by Associated Press, the Los Angeles Times, New Scientist, Mashable, France 24, Forbes Brasil, Ceska Televize and Al Jazeera.

March 11

The 9th issue of Nanoscale journal, released in March 2016, reproduced a Visual Science illustration on its cover. The picture accompanied an article on nanogels published by Queen Mary University of London and French Institut Laue-Langevin — ILL. Their research provides new information on the behaviour of nanogels at interfaces, and may lead to a more patient and user-friendly drug administration route than current methods.

The image for Nanoscale was commisioned by Proof Communication, a UK agency that helps science, engineering and technology organisations.

Nanoscale journal cover with Visual Science illustration

January 31

In January 2016 the Visual Science team prepared a 4-day course on Information Design in Scientific Communication. This was given to 20 students and scientists of Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology. The course covered the following topics:

  • — Introduction to Design Methods and Graphic Design
  • — Research and Scientific Illustration
  • — Scientific Presentation Design
  • — Scientific Poster Design and Design of Diagrams
  • — Outsourcing Design Work
  • — Information Design Tools for Scientists

The full program can be downloaded here.