Hepatitis C jewelry

One of this year’s Nobel jewelry is inspired by the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The Nobel Prize was awarded Harvey J. Alter, Charles M. Rice och Michael Houghton for the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus.

 

 

The Hepatitis C is a small enveloped RNA virus. The virus particle consists of a lipid membrane envelope. Within the envelope an icosahedral core. My interpretation is a virus jewelry where parts of the membrane is peeled off so that the protein capsid is visible.