Finding Genius Podcast
Visualizing What the Microscope Can’t—Gaël McGill, PhD—Digizyme
May 11, 2020 · 44 min
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As the director of molecular visualization in the Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School, and the president and CEO of Digizyme, Gaël McGill is interested in how we understand complex science through images.

 In this episode, you will learn:

  * How  cell dynamics can be visually represented
  * Why it may be just as useful to understand how a scientific image was created than to understand the material within the image
  * How the COVID-19 virus can be depicted from the time it binds to a cell to the time it penetrates the cell membrane and releases genetic material

If you’ve ever watched a YouTube video on a process like DNA transcription, then you were likely viewing images generated from a software program—not a microscope.

 Which design decisions lead to effective imagery for communicating scientific concepts? How do you combine a ton of data into representations that help people understand complicated scientific principles…
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