Three-dimensional (3D) literacy of biomolecules, enriched by art

Balaji, S (2015) Three-dimensional (3D) literacy of biomolecules, enriched by art. In: Manipal Research Review. Manipal University Press.

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Three-dimensional literacy, “3D-literacy” is relatively new and it is widespread in every discipline, such as 3D-printers, 3D-cell cultures and 3D-Programming, to name a few. 3D-literacy plays a crucial role and also provides clues in understanding the dynamics of the subject matter in 3D space; modern biology is not an exception. Educators should provide “3D Literacy” to the learners. The very fundamental question is: Are we prepared to handle this sudden transformation from 2D to 3D? However, there are very less reports on the effectiveness of teaching aids to promote 3-D literacy in modern biology. Moreover, there are no instructions available on the effective usage of such aids in classroom teaching. Hence, in this article the author shares his initiatives to aid bio-molecular 3D-literacy using 2D-techniques. The first section introduces biomolecular 3D literacy with special reference to proteins, its simplified representations in section 2, a biomorphic representation in section 3 and a role-play to facilitate 3D-literacy in class room teaching is the final focus in section 4.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biomorphic representation, 3D-literacy, Protein structure, information visualization, Role play
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Biotechnology
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 11 May 2016 11:12
Last Modified: 11 May 2016 11:12

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