Visualisation event for LiU students
LiU students were invited to take part in a taster of what medical and biological visualisation may look like and what the development process is like at the Visualization Center dome theatre in Norrköping. Graham Foster, certified medical illustrator with extensive credentials in the field, hosted the evening, which took place at the end of September.
Around 160 students from technical biology, medicine and the chemistry and biology programmes, among others, came from Linköping to get a glimpse of what lies behind an illustration of a cell or a computer animation of the malaria bacterium's life cycle. Hollywood style animations of a spider's hunting methods were alternated with more educational illustrations of a cell's structure and various biological processes.
“The idea of this evening is to bring attention to illustration and animation, but also to bring together students from different courses”, explained Graham Foster, who was making reference to the fact that students from graphic design and communications were also represented in the audience.
In addition to the presentation, students were given a chance to mingle and look at the Visualization Center's other exhibitions. A version of the well-known virtual autopsy table received much attention. Professor Anders Ynnerman was present and explained that one of the autopsy table's advantages is that students now get a chance to do many more autopsies for educational purposes than before.
“Students who were previously only able to perform one autopsy during their training can now carry out up to twenty autopsies in as many patients”, said Professor Ynnerman.
When the sandwiches and fancy drinks were finished, Graham Foster had managed to complete two shows and buses were waiting to take the students back to Linköping.
Joel Holmgren, Student Reporter
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Last updated: 2013-06-18