Posted by Kasra
I had seen parts of this animation that beautifully shows the central dogma of molecular biology, without knowing the creator and his other pieces of work. I finally discovered Drew Berry, the artist behind this work through his TED talk. There, he shares his passion and inspirations and shows pieces of his original and recent animations. Excited by the talk, I Googled him and found that has also produced a video describing the life cycle of Plasmodium. The first and second parts of this short but entertaining and educational video can be watched here and here. This video and similar works by this animator can and should be used as powerful teaching aids.
Drew Berry has tried to be as scientifically accurate as possible by getting protein structures from the protein data bank (PDB) and reading research papers to correctly animate the mechanisms according to them. Read more about his work on his website.