EMBO & NIH Conference Series


The VizbiPlus project aims to improve how life science is communicated by creating exemplary scientifically-accurate animations designed to inspire and educate the public about cutting-edge biomedical research. The first three animations were released 10 April 2014 — three more are planned for late 2014.


illustration: the hungry microbiome

The Hungry Microbiome. How healthy diet and gut bacteria help prevent cancer. Created by Christopher Hammang (CSIRO, Sydney).

illustration: cancer is not one disease

Cancer Is Not One Disease. How molecular mistakes can now be detected in individual cancers. Created by Kate Patterson (Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney).

illustration: the inflammasome

Inflammation & Type 2 Diabetes. How obesity can lead to adult-onset diabetes. Created by Maja Divjak (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Melbourne).

The VizbiPlus Challenge

Let science fire up your imagination: create artwork inspired by the VizbiPlus animations and win a Wacom Cintiq 13HD! Details here.

‘Making Science Beautiful’ - a joint event with Vivid Ideas

Join us on 29 May 2014 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney for this exciting event jointly organised by VizbiPlus and Vivid Ideas. Explore how science inspires art - and how art advances science - through the amazing work of David Goodsell (La Jolla, USA), as well as three new biomedical animations his work has inspired. Details here.