Please prepare something attractive, i.e. the molecule should be very colourful and elaborate.As I like to play with graphics, especially when its chemistry related, I'd accepted the offer. I thought for some time what molecule should I use for the cover, when a colleague whose work is opioid related proposed naloxone. Its a drug used in emergency treatments for opioid overdose (mostly heroin). I've liked it from the first sight so I searched the protein data base for a suitable model to do the visualization. I have found 1MX9 which is a complex of human liver carboxylesterase with a naloxone derivative. Here is my final work that I've sent to the editor: After a month when I went to work a package was lying at my desk. Containing this magazine. The scan below does not reflect the actual appearance because of the print on a semi gloss paper. It looks more darker then it is. Neither the less it feels really good to see my own work in print.
niedziela, maja 15, 2011
Two month ago I was asked to design a cover image for a small polish chemical journal - LAB. If I may quote the editor: