2021 FASEB BioArt Winner
PDB-101's image of a respiratory droplet, like the ones thought to transmit SARS-CoV-2, was among the 2021 Winners of FASEB's BioArt Competition in the category of Other Life Science Images Category. FASEB’s BioArt competition shares the beauty and wonder of biological research in the categories of Fluorescence or Electron Microscopy; Other Life Science Images; and Video
This painting shows a cross section through a small respiratory droplet, like the ones that are thought to transmit SARS-CoV-2. The virus is shown in magenta, and the droplet is also filled with molecules that are present in the respiratory tract, including mucins (green), pulmonary surfactant proteins and lipids (blue), and antibodies (tan).