SCIENTISTS at the University of Glasgow have teamed up with an illustrator to create a detailed 3D model of coronavirus.

The university said the new images of Sars-Cov-2 are “one of the first and most detailed 3D representations of the virus particles” behind the Covid-19 pandemic.

Annabel Slater, a freelance scientific illustrator, created the images in collaboration with the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Virus Research (CVR) and the School of Simulation and Visualisation at the Glasgow School of Art. Slater said: “I think making scientific images into something 3D opens up a whole new world of interaction, exploration and understanding.

“The science of a virus can be better understood by making the virus particle into something tangible and interactable.

“I hope these models of the Sars-Cov-2 virus particle will help people by making the invisible visible.”