In an effort to draw attention to the structure of the coronavirus, the Scripps Research Center for Computational Structural Biology teamed up with the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics Protein Data Bank to host a coronavirus image contest for illustrations. Here’s more from Art the Science:
“The contest came forth at a time when almost everyone is struggling with the changes accompanying the pandemic,” says Best in Art winner Kanika Khanna. “Each of us are grappling with one or another grief and ‘hoping’ for something good to happen. This contest was a way for me to get out of my own grief and create something that would be a source of joy not only for me but may be someone else out there as well.”
She explains, “Who better to dedicate this creation to other than our ‘Heroes of hope’, the health care workers at the front line who are fighting the pandemic day in and day out, without any selfish motives? Putting their lives at risk, away from their families, I can’t even begin to imagine the agony they must be going through.”
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