'Insights into the Differential Preservation of Bone Proteomes in Inhumed and Entombed Cadavers from Italian Forensic Caseworks' authored by Andrea Bonicelli et. al.
Cover illustration for Volume 21, No. 5 - Journal of Proteome Research
Human bones sampled from Italian cemeteries in the south of Italy were subjected to proteomics analyses. Results showed a differential protein preservation in individuals buried either in wooden coffins or in zinc-lined coffins.
'Learning visual appearance for flight control', authored by Croon et. al.
Cover illustration for Volume 3, No. 1 - Nature machine intelligence
Published in January 2021. Cover design: Lauren Heslop.
'The Human Bone Proteome Before and After Decomposition: Implications for Forensic Research', authored by Hayley Mickleburgh et. al.
Cover illustration for Volume 20, No. 5 - Journal of Proteome Research
The cover art visualises the application of forensic proteomics for postmortem interval and age-at-death estimation. The skeleton is a CGI rendering of one of the donors, and the butterfly symbolises the effects of decomposition outdoors on the body. The call out from the pelvic sampling location shows the significant proteins identified in this study, embedded in the bone matrix, which is likely an important variable in protein recovery. The study revealed variability in bone protein profiles due to time since death, age, and biological differences.
©2021, Jack Nelson and Sarah Gluschitz. Butterfly 3D-model: CC-BY-4.0 Maureen Saverot. Protein structures: CC-BY-4.0. Molecular graphics and analyses performed with UCSF Chimera, developed by the Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics at the University of California, San Francisco, with support from NIH P41-GM103311).