Copenhagen Bioscience Snapshot - “Animating Molecular Machines”


Copenhagen Bioscience Snapshot - “Animating Molecular Machines” with Dr. Janet Iwasa 


The Copenhagen Bioscience Snapshots are a series of seminar events organized by PhD students of the Copenhagen Bioscience PhD programme since 2019. The seminars host speakers from different scientific backgrounds and aims to connect a broad audience of scientists. 


Dr. Janet Iwasa: Animating Molecular Machines - Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

Molecular animation is an emerging field of science communication, adding more dimensionality to visualizing complex molecular processes. Making scientific visualization three-dimensional and dynamic allows researchers to make their research hypotheses more understandable. Animating complicated processes that are not necessarily intuitive also makes research more accessible and engaging for a larger audience. Dr. Iwasa’s  award-winning illustrations and animations have been featured in Cell, Nature and Science as well as the New York times. Dr. Iwasa was named a 2017 TED Senior Fellow and recognized as one of the "100 Leading Global Thinkers" of 2014 by Foreign Policy magazine and one of the “100 Most Creative People” of 2012 by Fast Company magazine. In this talk, Dr. Iwasa will elaborate on the use of molecular animations for scientist to scientist communication and hypotheses generation, as well as her career trajectory.

The seminar will take place on Nov 4, 16:00-18:00 CEST/GMT+2 – in Einar Lundsgaard Auditorium in Panum. Dr. Iwasa will present virtually to a live audience (it is not possible for audience members to attend online). The lecture will be about 1 hour long, followed by a Q&A session with Dr. Iwasa and a networking session with refreshments. 


The event is free and open to all – register here by Nov 1 for participation: