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The BALL project team received the "Art and Science" award at ECCB/ISMB 2011 in Vienna

At the joint meeting of the 19th Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) and the 10th European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB), the BALL team of Saarland University received the "Art and Science" Award for its contribution "Reflections on Protein Structures".


The image shows a human A2A adenosine receptor - a member of the famous class of G-protein coupled receptors. It was created using BALLView, integrated with the real time ray tracing library RTfact. If one looks closely, the reflections inside the reflections inside the reflections ... can be seen.


The following members of Saarland University were directly or indirectly involved in creating this image:

Anna Katharina Dehof, Daniel Stöckel, Stefan Nickels, Sabine Müller, Iliyan Georgiev, Lukas Marsalek, Philipp Slusallek, Oliver Kohlbacher, Hans-Peter Lenhof, and Andreas Hildebrandt


The Art & Science Exhibition 2011 was performed during the conference and aims to artworks that have been generated as part of research projects. Ray tracing techniques allow unique insight into molecular structures - but they also allow to elegantly combine science and art.


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