Visual Science CEO Ivan Konstantinov is going to make a talk on the 17th International Book Fair for High-Quality Fiction and Non-Fiction on the 28th of November. Topic of the presentation is modern technol­ogies in the illustration of the scientific and technical literature.

TEDx project published a video of the talk that was given by Ivan Konstantinov, the CEO of the Visual Science company:

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Visual Science designed a set of educational posters that depict mac­romolecules (immunoglobulin, G-quadruplex in DNA, endorphin, collagen, botulinum toxin) and viral particles (HIV and adenovirus). Short texts about each structure help to learn more about their proper­ties and functions. Posters were demonstrated on the “Biology and Medicine Day” — a science festival for children and their parents, that was organized by the Smart Moscow company.

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A virus is a small infectious agent that replicates only inside the living cells of other organisms. Viruses can infect all types of life forms, from animals and plants to microorganisms, including bacteria and archaea.[1] Since Dmitri Ivanovsky’s 1892 article describing a non-bacterial pathogen infecting tobacco plants, and the discovery of the tobacco mosaic virus by Martinus Beijerinck in 1898,[2] about 5,000 virus species have been described in detail,[3] although there are millions of types.[4] Viruses are found in almost every ecosystem on Earth and are the most abundant type of biological entity.[5][6] The study of viruses is known as virology, a sub-speciality of microbiology. While not inside an infected cell or in the process of infecting a cell, viruses exist in the form of independent particles. These viral particles, also known as virions, consist of two or three parts: (i) the genetic material made from either DNA or RNA, long molecules that carry genetic information; (ii) a protein coat, called the capsid, which surrounds and protects the genetic material; and in some cases (iii) an envelope of lipids that surrounds the protein coat when they are outside a cell. The shapes of these virus particles range from simple helical and icosahedral forms for some virus species to more complex structures for others. Most virus species have virions that are too small to be seen with an optical microscope. The average virion is about one one-hundredth the size of the average bacterium.