The first woman to become a university chemistry lecturer at a time when the subject was almost exclusively the domain of men.

Ida Freund, Sci-Illustrate Stories

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Soumya is a Pediatrician, Clinical Scientist, Science Administrator, and currently the Chief Scientist at WHO

Soumya Swaminathan (1959- present), Sci-Illustrate Stories.

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Soumya Swaminathan (1959- present) has been a crusader against infectious diseases for the past 30 years, and today she is at the forefront of the war against COVID-19. Soumya was appointed the Chief Scientist in 2019 and since then she has dedicated herself to the cause- spreading awareness about the disease, forging international alliances for developing drug treatments and vaccine access, and above all…


Florence Nightingale (1820–1910) was a nurse, a social reformer, a statistician and a pioneer of information design.

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Marie was an American geologist and oceanic cartographer who made paradigm-shifting discovery by making detailed maps of the ocean floor.

Marie Tharp (1920–2006), Sci-Illustrate Stories.

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Marie Tharp (1920- 2006) made transformative contributions to the field of Earth Science and the year 2020 was celebrated as the centennial year of Marie’s birth.

Until the early 20th century the oceans were considered to be just featureless pools of water. Thanks to Marie’s powerful maps we were given the first detailed visual of the ocean floor’s…


A gynaecologist, obstetrician, and infertility specialist who pioneered the gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) technique.

Indira Hinduja, Sci-Illustrate Stories

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Chien-Shiung Wu — the First Lady of Physics — was a Chinese experimental physicist, whose work on beta decay and parity violation made seminal contributions to the field of nuclear physics.

Chien-Shiung Wu — Sci-Illustrate Stories

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The world’s first neurologist in space, Dr. Roberta Bondar is globally recognized for her pioneering contributions to space medicine research, fine art photography and environment education.

Roberta Bondar, Sci-Illustrate Stories

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The summer of 1969, the world witnessed humans landing and walking on the Moon, showing the heights of technology and human intellect. In a little town in Ontario, Canada, Roberta Bondar watched the landing with her father. It was an “affirmation of everything I believed would have to be possible,” including women soaring…


An entrepreneur, businesswoman, and influencer, who launched the first biotech company in India.

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Sci-Illustrate Stories.

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Research in life sciences leads to discoveries that not only expand our knowledge but also inspire new applications that can benefit the health and well being of a society. Biotechnology facilitates such a transformation and enables societies to enjoy the fruits of life science discoveries to the fullest. Successful biotechnology applications require a scientific mindset combined with entrepreneurial vision and skill. …


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

Vera Rubin — Sci-Illustrate Stories

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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.

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. …

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