Biocinematics

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A Fresh Start

Misc, IllustrationStuart JantzenComment

If you've been following my work for any length of time, you're probably aware that I've kept a blog over at biocinematics.blogspot.com. This week I reached the 10th anniversary of that blog and decided it was a good time to "reboot" the blog fresh and new on this site.

 So here we are!

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Blank Page Syndrome!

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Oh, I'll share the first image from a series of a molecular illustrations I started which is inspired by the Molecule of the Month series created by David Goodsell at the RCSB Protein Data Bank.

Initiation_Factor_eIF4E

The February Molecule of the Month is the eukaryotic initiation factor eIF4E. By binding to the 5' cap of mRNA (seen in the lower part of the image), eIF4E helps bring mRNA and the ribosome together to start protein synthesis. eIF4E also features a disordered flexible "tail" (in the upper left) which is involved in binding other parts of the initiation complex.

If you are on Instagram, I suggest following me @biocinematics to see more of this series as I create more molecular portraits.

On a related note, if you haven't yet seen anything on my "Blog 1.0", and you want to catch up a bit on recent news, I'd encourage you to have a peek at these posts:

10th Anniversary: The end of one blog and the beginning of another (and my demo reel!)

Knots and Robots: Recent client work

And now for something (almost) completely different: Job changes and new beginnings

 

If you want to read some humorous off-topic stuff, I'd recommend these:

Changing a Hard Drive

Bad auto transcription

One thing I would strongly caution against is going right back to 2009 to see the ugly beginnings of learning difficult software. Or… /shrug I can't stop you.

 

Thanks for reading!

Stuart