series of figures and graphical abstracts for scientific publications


Having previously worked as a researcher, I realized how important are graphical abstracts as learning and introductory resources. Unfortunately, most of them are neglected and end up looking poorly designed and not engaging. 

I always look back at my times of studying and paper reading, to try to create fresh and interesting products.

© Diogo Guerra. 2014-2017

Dipterocarpus life cycle and related environmental processes
/ PROJECT / This image was designed as an introductory visual to several different research topics on Dipterocarp trees. These are huge tropical trees that exist in Southeast Asia and whose life cycle includes a mass fruiting event, where thousands of fruits literally fly and disperse over the rainforest grounds.
/ TOOLS / Adobe Illustrator ®
/ CLIENTS / University of Zurich / published in Plant Ecology & Diversity
/ importance of different vertebrate hosts for the life cycle of Borrelia genospecies
/ PROJECT / The life cycle of Borrelia sp. is completed within ticks. Tick bites can transmit this bacteria to several hosts and potentially infect humans, causing the so-called Lyme Disease.
/ TOOLS / Adobe Illustrator ®
/ CLIENTS / University of Glasgow / illustration on this topic published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

/ Baylisascaris procyoni life cycle
/ PROJECT / B. procyoni is a nematode infecting racoons as primary host. The parasite can however accidentally infect humans that had contact with materials contaminated with feces from raccoons or domestic dog. 
/ TOOLS / Adobe Illustrator ®
/ Immersion Anaesthesia in Fish
/ PROJECT / Immersion (or halant) anaesthesia is the most common technique used in fish. The anaesthetic solution is dissolved in the water and works similarly to gaseous inhalant anaesthesia in terrestrial animals. 
/ TOOLS / Adobe Illustrator ®
/ morphological stages of avian malaria in penguins (Plasmodium sp.)
/ PROJECT / Parasitic life cycles in veterinary medicine are usually very specific given the multitude of animal hosts and parasitic species that exist. Here we wanted to create an engaging life cycle exhibiting some of the cellular morphology of Plasmodium sp. stages in penguins.
/ TOOLS / Adobe Illustrator ®
/ CLIENTS / Faculty of Vet Medicine, University of Lisbon / published in Avian Patology

/ Echinococcus multilocularis simplified life cycle 
/ PROJECT / The adult stage of this zoonotic cestode inhabits the definite host's intestine (fox and other canids). The eggs are then released with fecal material to the environment where they may be ingested by suitable intermediate hosts (rodents) or aberrant hosts (like human beings).
/ TOOLS / Adobe Photoshop ®
© Diogo Guerra. 2014-2017
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