Vera Rubin was an American astronomer whose work on galaxy rotation rates provided evidence for the existence of dark matter.

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Vera Rubin — Sci-Illustrate Stories

Featuring artwork & words by Dr. Eleonora Adami, Sci-Illustrate Stories. Set in motion by Dr. Radhika Patnala.


Rosalind Franklin was a British chemist and X-ray crystallographer who uncovered the structure of coal, viruses, and most famously the double helix structure of DNA.

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Rosalind Franklin, Sci-Illustrate Stories

Featuring artwork by Miler Ximeno Lopez and words by Dr. Sumbul Jawed Khan, Sci-Illustrate Stories. Set in motion by Dr. Radhika Patnala.

Rosalind Franklin’s (1920- 1958) name is now synonymous with the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA. However, we often forget that she made significant discoveries in describing the structure of coal, graphite, and viruses. …


A botanist specializing in plant biotechnology, molecular biology and genomics increasing stress tolerance in crops and sustainable agriculture.

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Paramjit Khurana, Sci-Illustrate Stories

Featuring artwork by Harsho Mohan & words by Dr. Roopali Chaudhary, Sci-Illustrate Stories. Set in motion by Dr. Radhika Patnala.

Agriculture is one of the largest sources of livelihoods in India. But environmental stressors, like temperature, humidity, soil pH, and pests, can gravely hamper the growth and development of crops. Each environmental stressor could lead to morphological, physiological, biochemical, molecular and cellular changes in plants that enable them to survive. A leading expert in India, Dr. …


Mary Anning was an English palaeontologist, whose findings contributed to redefine scientific theories about the (pre-)history of life on Earth.

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Mary Anning — Sci-Illustrate Stories

Featuring artwork & words by Dr. Eleonora Adami, Sci-Illustrate Stories. Set in motion by Dr. Radhika Patnala.


The first person to clone HIV leading to the development of blood tests & antiviral therapies saving millions of lives!

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Flossie Wong-Staal, Sci-Illustrate Stories

Featuring artwork by Miler Ximena Lopez & words by Dr. Roopali Chaudhary, Sci-Illustrate Stories. Set in motion by Dr. Radhika Patnala.


A world renowned and eminent Mathematician who has made significant contributions to the field of algebra.

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Featuring artwork by Harsho Mohan and words by Dr. Sumbul Jawed Khan, Sci-Illustrate Stories. Set in motion by Dr. Radhika Patnala.

India has a long and rich history of contributions to Mathematics going all the way back to the1200 BCE. The decimal system was invented in India; Indians have made early contribution to the study of the concept of zero, negative numbers, algebra, geometry and arithmetic. But if you think about all the famous Indian mathematicians- Aryabhatta (476–550 CE), or Bhaskara (1114–1185 CE), or…


Rachel Carson (1907–1964) was an American biologist and writer, whose books became catalysts for advancing the global environmental movement.

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Featuring artwork & words by Dr. Eleonora Adami, Sci-Illustrate Stories. Set in motion by Dr. Radhika Patnala.

I have recently visited the “Planet or Plastic” exhibition by National Geographic at the Artscience museum in Singapore. Normally I’d write “if you happen to pass by Singapore in the next few months, do check it out”…but unfortunately, with a pandemic in progress, no one is casually passing by anywhere these days. So, excuse the little digression, let me get back to the point…


A brilliant Russian mathematician, the first woman to receive a Ph.D. in Mathematics in Europe, and the first female Professor of Mathematics in the world.

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Sofia Kovalevskaya, Sci-Illustrate Stories

Featuring artwork by Miler Ximena Lopez & words by Dr. Sumbul Jawed Khan, Sci-Illustrate Stories. Set in motion by Dr. Radhika Patnala.

Reading about the life of Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850–1891) feels like reading a movie script, filled with dramatic events, personal tragedies, scandalous relations and triumphing in efforts. Remarkably, despite the upheavals in Sofia’s life, she shined in her academic performance, indicative of a brilliant mind working with extreme focus and discipline. …


Known as the most prolific organic chemist in India for her work in bio-organic chemistry, simulating protein folding and supramolecules in the lab.

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Darshan Rangonathan, Sci-Illustrate Stories

Featuring artwork by Harsho Mohan & words by Dr. Roopali Chaudhary, Sci-Illustrate Stories. Set in motion by Dr. Radhika Patnala.


A British-born American astronomer and astrophysicist who’s proposal that the stars are primarily made of hydrogen and helium was initially rejected, only to be proven correct later.

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Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, Sci-Illustrate Stories

Featuring artwork by Miler Ximena Lopez & words by Dr. Roopali Chaudhary, Sci-Illustrate Stories. Set in motion by Dr. Radhika Patnala.

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