The Cell: An Image Library

The Cell: An Image Library

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David O.


A Must See Animation! --- Image of the Week - January 16, 2012 CIL:12257-

Social Media, Science Communication, Project Director

Authors: Janet Iwasa and Tomas Kirchhausen

Licensing: Attribution Non-Commercial; No Derivatives: This image is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivatives License.


This animation shows the process of clathrin-mediated endocytosis of transferrin receptors, focusing on the assembly and disassembly of the clathrin cage. A single triskelion, which is approximately 100nm across at its widest...

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  • Antonio C.


    Antonio C.

    Scientist | Engineer | Visual Thinker | Lipid Expert

    Indeed a nice animation. This animation won the first place in the Celldance contest in 2008 at the ASCB meeting. Janet is both a great scientific animator and a nice person too. I am a beginner in this field, but totally passionate about it. For more great scientific animations and 3D tutorials for biologists visit:
    Saludos (regards)

  • David O.


    David O.

    Social Media, Science Communication, Project Director


    Yes, it has been a great pleasure working with Janet. Janet is co-PI of The Cell: An Image Library.

    Please do consider submitting some of your animations for possible inclusion in The Cell. We would also welcome any animations from Molecular Movies that the authors would care to submit. We can make these available under a Copyright license so that any use of the animations would still require the user obtaining permission from the author.