BioGraphix – your link to quality scientific illustrations

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What is “BioGraphix“? As the name hints, this web site is dedicated to “scientific art” or illustrations for science, biology in particular. BioGraphix produces custom illustrations to suit the various specific needs of the client scientist.

Scientists know that doing research and presenting it are equally important parts of their work. And presentations cannot be without adequate visual documentation, illustrations or photos. However, we do not always remember how critically the impact of scientific work depends on the quality of its graphic form and image data. An outstanding discovery can remain invisible if not published with artwork of matching quality. Conversely, good graphical presentation can help a seemingly less attractive project to gain attention.

Spectacular figures cannot turn poor data into great science,
but poor presentation is sure to ruin even the best results.

Three figures published in the review in FEBS Journal: “… from Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde”

Autophagy during ageing – from Dr Jekyll to Mr Hyde. Wilhelm T, Richly H. FEBS J. 2018 Jul. Review. Collaboration
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Schematic illustration of the experimental design in tick research

Collaboration with Dr. Kopacek. Published in: Sialome diversity of ticks revealed by RNAseq of single tick salivary glands. Perner J,
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Housefly and Drosophila illustrations in the publication in G3

Daily Activity of the Housefly, Musca domestica, Is Influenced by Temperature Independent of 3′ UTR period Gene Splicing. Bazalova O,
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Where is the problem?

Perhaps most of us agree that "having better pictures would be great", but unfortunately - there is no time! Science is demanding. After spending months of effort and precious funds to gain the desired data, there is little energy left to prepare graphic art for presentation or publication figures. Then, pressed by deadlines, we hastily chart schemes, desperately download from the Internet what we can. Presentations, where half of success depends on quality graphics, will only reveal errors and low resolution when projected in the lecture hall... In the case of papers and grant proposals, poor graphic documentation can discourage the reader, potentially the reviewer of your manuscript or grant proposal. Conversely, apt, high-quality illustrations do not waste the reader's/listener's energy for deciphering what the images say, and make following of the scientific content easy.