In 2014 we had the second edition, under the topic “Visualizing Research”. Four teams participated, with four terrific art pieces, which were exhibited in our Cafeteria, and the VBCers voted for the best piece.

***Winner*** | Incubate over night


Isabel Grießhammer (IMBA) | Christoph Götz (MFPL/IMP) | Friederike Schlumm (MFPL/IMP)

Incubation is a widely used method in research. Nevertheless, the underlying mechanisms are not well understood. In this project we aimed to visualize this crucial process. We therefore applied the imaging technique "stop-motion" to study an overnight incubation. Our results reveal new insights into scientific experiments.

Textilizing research – Fashion on the labwalk

Jasmin Bassler (GMI) | Beata Mierzwa (IMBA) | Magdalena Renner (IMBA)

Creativity is the foundation for both science and art. Building on this idea, we stitched together a project to bridge the gap between the world of science and the world of fashion. We extended our usual toolbox of scientific methods and experimented with needle and thread to visualize our diverse fields of research - cell division, brain development, and chromatin dynamics.

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Marina Martinic (IMP) | Benoit Pignard IMP | Ivan Sinitsyn (IMBA)

In order to illustrate the “Visualization of research” we decided to illustrate several aspects of science using artistic symbols to reveal meanings.

As with any artwork, it invites observers to research their own theoretical interpretations of the creative results in order to allow them to visualize their own personal research steps.



Research life is complex: it has imaginary and real parts

Tomas Eichler (IMP) | Radka Slovak (GMI)

Have you ever had a dream, that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world, and the real world? Have you ever wondered how do your visions overlap with reality? We offer you a few insights from the lessons learned while doing science at the VBC. We aspired to visualize research in a complex context, rather than in isolation, as it would seem to be perceived. This overall big-picture philosophy is based on concrete research cases, which aspire to inspire you to explore our campus further, rather than filling you up with finite limited picture of it. Thinking about the fragility of life and your life might remind you to enjoy it and protect it as well. Warning: this stuff is contagious – observe it from distance! We are Radka Slovak and Tomas Eichler. We are inviting you to think visually with us.