The science of Mitochondria in beautiful 3D animation

Science is a beautiful thing and when you combine that beauty with stunning animation you get “Powering the Cell: Mitochondria”.

The animation is a result of a collaboration between Harvard University’s BioVisions Program and science animation company XVIVO and is meant to transport students into the three-dimensional microscopic world of mitochondria.

The animation highlights the production of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) – mobile molecules which store chemical energy derived from the breakdown of foodstuffs. ATP molecules act as a kind of currency, imparting chemical energy to power most of the cell’s activities.