This week’s issue of Science Signaling features an image that I designed for its cover. In conjunction with this week’s Science Special Issue on Dealing with Data, the Science Signaling Focus Issue examines the issues surrounding the rapid increase in the generation of research data and how to address the challenges of storing, curating and accessing these data.

Science Signaling cover, 2011, vol. 4 (no. 160) // Image by Adam Byron // Reproduced with permission from AAAS

Science Signaling cover, 2011, vol. 4 (no. 160)

My cover image is based on data from the proteomic analysis of integrin adhesion complexes, which we published previously in Science Signaling. In the image, proteins detected by mass spectrometry in different signalling complexes were compared by hierarchical clustering and displayed as a heat map.