Molecular visualization on calmodulin


July 2019


Educated lay audience


Dr. Derek Ng


Chimera, Cinema 4D, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop


Print, 2-page spread for a popular science magazine (e.g., Scientific American)


A biomolecular visualization piece that illustrates the molecular basis of calmodulin regulating intracellular levels of calcium. Upon binding to calcium ions, calmodulin becomes highly flexible and dynamic, enabling it to bind to many different target proteins and perform a wide range of functions (PDB IDs: 1CFD and 1CLL). The structure of the calcium-calmodulin complex bound to three different peptides were incorporated in the spread (PDB IDs: 2JZI, 1CM1 and 2BBM).


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