2021 AMI Online Salon

Biology of SARS-CoV-2: Detection

Project Detail

  • Entrant Name:  Fabian de Kok-Mercado
  • Client:Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Copyright: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 2020
  • Medium/software used:Autodesk Maya, Artineering MNPRX
  • Final presentation format:Online Video
  • Primary Audience:General Biology and Intro Biology High School and College Students

Project Description

The SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, have had a huge toll on human lives and the economy worldwide. Understanding how the virus is detected is essential to controlling its spread. The purpose of this animation is to guide students through basic methods of viral detection, providing the opportunity to apply biological concepts to a real-world scenario. A light and airy 3D watercolor rendering technique, along with stylistic treatment of the human characters was implemented to provide a more approachable scaffold for the complex content.