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Embryonic Development of the Islands of Langerhans

Nadav Sharon of the Doug Melton group at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute approached us to visualise his research. In the process of creating the animation above, we developed a numerical model to emulate the behavior of the cells involved. The model to drive the animation proved very insightful and led to Sharon going back in the lab to validate our model. This in the end led to a contribution on our part to his publication in Cell:

With Luke Whitehorn credited as co-author for the work he completed on this project. Typically we are not part of the actual research but only help to communicate concepts and results. However, the project is a great example of how we develop tools and methods to visualise nature as it has never been shown before, and we take great pride in this accolade.