The Visible Ape Project offers several anatomy visualization modes for 6 extant ape species: Chimpanzees, Bonobos, Gorillas, Orangutans, Gibbons and Siamangs as well as for humans. Types of visualization include Dissection Photography, Brain MRIs, CT scan based 3D Models, Artist Rendered Anatomical Reconstructions, and Scientific Illustrations.
Keep up to date with the latest news, events and releases from the Visible Ape Project.
VAP Researchers publish article on human muscle variations and anomalies
Prinicipal investigator Rui Diogo and postdoctoral researcher Eve Boyle published an article in a special collection of Current Molecular Biology Reports. Their article summarizes what we know about the muscles that are typically present in the apes but are only present in humans as variations or anomalies. The article features an original anatomical illustration by Vondel Mahon. Read more here.
May 16, 2020
le Scienze publishes article on the VAP
Science journalist Sara Mohammad writes about the history, educational impact, and future of the Visible Ape Project in the Italian edition of Scientific American. Read more.
April 2nd, 2020
University of Barcelona celebrates VAP launch
University of Barcelona published an article celebrating the contributions of faculty member Josep. M Potau to the Visible Ape Project. Read more.
March 18th, 2020
University of Aveiro celebrates VAP launch
University of Aveiro published an article celebrating the contributions of current student, Saul Martin, and past student, Rui Diogo, to the Visible Ape Project. Read more: English | Portuguese
March 16th, 2020
Valladolid University celebrates VAP launch
Valladolid University published an article celebrating the contributions of its faculty and researchers to the Visible Ape Project. Read more.
March 13th, 2020
VAP Scientists at NMNH 'The Scientist is In' Series
Visible Ape Project Team Members Eve Boyle and Laura Martinez-Inigo present as a part of the National Museum of Natural History's 'Scientist Is In' Program series.Read more.
March 3rd, 2020
New VAP E-Learning Content Release
The Visible Ape Project just released new lesson plans and learning activities! Check them out on our Educator Resources page, here.