Scientific Illustration: Inside a Virtual Cell Simulator

Created for Scientific American
The project

A working computer model of living cells would be a fantastically useful tool, allowing researchers to evaluate experiments virtually before committing resources. This scientific illustration accompanied a Scientific American feature heralding the first computer model of a single-cell organism, that used 28 mathematical modules to represent almost every aspect of the cell’s life, growth and replication.

Created for
Scientific American Magazine (January 2014)