Melbourne BioViz

  • Bordetella pertussis and Whooping Cough

    This animation describes the process of infection of the airways by Bordetella pertussis, a bacterium which causes whooping cough. It specifically details how the bacteri…

  • Autonomic control of the iris

    Thanks to the function of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) your body is incredibly good at completing important tasks without your conscious input. In this video, the p…

  • Respiratory Systems

    A short video indicating the location of some of the major components of the respiratory system in humans. Using different materials and fading objects in and out, we can…

  • Prion Proteins

    Prion proteins are found on the surface of many different cells, but their role is not entirely clear. Interestingly, mis-folded forms of the protein have the ability to …

  • Cytotoxic T cell function – Imaging CoE launch

    This animation was commissioned for the launch of the Centre for Advanced Molecular Imaging to highlight key themes of the research involved. In this scene, we follow a c…

  • Part 2: Insulin Receptor and Type 2 Diabetes

    This animation describes the role of the insulin receptor in type 2 diabetes. It focuses on the very recent discovery of how the hormone insulin actually binds to the rec…

  • Inflammation and Type 2 Diabetes

    This animation describes recent discoveries about the process of inflammation as it relates to type 2 diabetes. It focuses on the role of the newly-discovered ‘infl…

  • Graded Potentials Through a Neuron

    A short animation showing how graded potentials interact at the axon hillock to initiate an action potential.…

Recent Videos

Bordetella pertussis bacteria attach to the ciliated cells in the airways where they produce toxins (purple) (Maja Divjak, GTAC)

Bordetella pertussis and Whooping Cough

This animation describes the process of infection of the airways by Bordetella pertussis, a bacterium which causes whooping cough. It specifically details how the bacterium damages ciliated airway cells, impairing normal respiratory function

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Autonomic control of the iris

Thanks to the function of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) your body is incredibly good at completing important tasks without your conscious input. In this video, the pathways controlling the tone of muscles in the iris (and therefore amount of light that enters the eye) are investigated. There are two[…]

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Respiratory Systems

A short video indicating the location of some of the major components of the respiratory system in humans. Using different materials and fading objects in and out, we can highlight individual objects to assist students in identifying structures that would be otherwise obscured when using a solid material. Text labels[…]

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Prion Proteins

Prion proteins are found on the surface of many different cells, but their role is not entirely clear. Interestingly, mis-folded forms of the protein have the ability to become infectious and corrupt other normal folded prion proteins causing disease such as Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (better known as[…]

Latest Articles

Life animated in 3D: Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes

In Australia, one in four people over the age of 85 suffer from Alzheimer’s and about one million of us live with diabetes. There are very few of us untouched in some way by these diseases. And yet how well do most people understand them? A joint project between the[…]

Beginning a career in biomedical animation

BY ANDREW LILJA So, you want to become a biomedical animator but think it’s an overwhelming and difficult pathway? Well, you are not alone. These are some of the thoughts I faced as biomedical scientist eager to spread scientific concepts from the bench to the wider community with next to[…]

Animation in education

The Department of Physiology at UniMelb has used an existing adaptive eLearning platform, Smart Sparrow, to deliver rich media content to students. With a mixture of text, images, and video, students are able to navigate through the pre-reading modules, answering questions along the way. If a student answers incorrectly, they[…]