Molecular Landscapes by David S. Goodsell
Poliovirus Neutralization, 2019
Acknowledgement: David S. Goodsell, RCSB Protein Data Bank. doi: 10.2210/rcsb_pdb/goodsell-gallery-021
This painting is part of “VAX,” a series of paintings exploring the molecular basis of vaccines. These paintings are designed to be accurate representations of the biological processes, but they also serve as a personal celebration of a miracle of modern medicine. The painting shows aggregation of poliovirus by antibodies in a vaccinated person, neutralizing the virus and preventing infection.