Cover photo: “Animation Still from Drew Barry”
Art and Science Collaboration
Artotems Co. in collaboration with SARC and a host of other organizations is working to promote and sponsor this annual event from the Spatio Temporal Modeling Center in New Mexico. The event will be held in Santa Fe (see event details below). Like Santa Fe itself, it is a mix of Art and Science uniquely presented and expressed in a way that’s only possible as the two fields have begun to re-engage in recent years.
The Spatio Temporal Modeling Center
The New Mexico Center for the Spatiotemporal Modeling of Cell Signaling (Spatiotemporal Modeling Center, STMC) is an interdisciplinary, inter-institutional program with two principal scientific goals: 1) to understand cell membrane spatial organization and dynamics; 2) to determine how the spatial proximity, dynamics, interactions and biochemical modifications of membrane receptors and signaling proteins together determine the outcome of complex, interacting cell signaling networks important in immune system diseases and cancer.
The Art of Systems Biology and Nanoscience
March 29 & 30, 2013
333 Montezuma Arts
333 Montezuma Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico
The 2013 event will feature talks by two widely recognized biomedical scientists, the neurobiologist, Mark Ellisman from the University of California in San Diego and the cell biologist, Angela Wandinger-Ness from the University of New Mexico. Dr. Ellisman founded and directs the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research (NCMIR) at the University of California in San Diego. He is a world leader in the development of three-dimensional, light and electron microscopy and the application of advanced imaging technologies and computational resources to achieve greater understanding of cellular structure and function. Dr. Wandinger-Ness is a cell biologist who has made stunning use of advanced microscopy, in combination with biochemistry and flow cytometry, to understand how proteins traffic within cells. Her work has revealed abnormalities in intracellular trafficking that are associated with multiple human diseases including polycystic kidney disease (PKD), endometrial cancers, and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. These abnormalities provide new targets for drug discovery and therapies.
The hung and digital art will feature the spectacular scientific illustrations and animations of 2013 artist in residence, Drew Berry from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, Australia. Berry is renowned for his “Animations of Unseeable Biology”, visually beautiful and scientifically accurate animations to illustrate how the molecules in our cells and tissues move and interact. His achievements include being the recipient of a 2010 MacArthur “genius” award as well as the artist and producer of a a wildly popular music video for the singer Björk. His animations have exhibited at venues such as the Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Royal Institute of Great Britain and the University of Geneva. His work will be complemented by other powerful images generated by noted photomicrographer (and Ellisman collaborator)Thomas Deerinck, also from UCSD. His award winning imagery has been featured on the cover of many top scientific journals as well as in popular periodicals such as The New York Times, National Geographic, Scientific American, Discover and Time magazine. As nature-inspired works of art, his images have been exhibited in galleries in New York, Paris, and London as well as in numerous museums throughout the world. Other images generated by UNM and LANL scientists through the use of contemporary microscopes, nanoengineering technologies and computational data visualization methods will also be displayed.
A “National Nanodays” program for kids from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM on Saturday will be led by graduate students from the UNM Nanoscience and Microsystems degree program and will feature hands-on nanotechnology activities along with interactive visualization tools to share developments and discoveries in the materials and biomedical sciences.
The New Mexico Spatiotemporal Modeling Center
The New Mexico Cancer Nanotechnology Training Center
333 Montezuma Arts
UNM Cancer Center
UNM Nanoscience and Microsystems Engineering Graduate program
The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies
First Mile Institute
University of Wales, Newport
European Center for Photographic Research