Indian woman scientist Sunetra Gupta’s portrait to be displayed in UK
Kolkata (India) born chemist and physicist Sunetra Gupta has joined leading female scientists like Marie Curie at the art exhibition at the prestigious Royal Society.
The exhibition titled “Does it Make a Difference?” displays drawings made by few great artists to celebrate the leading women in the field of science.
About Sunetra Gupta:
- Born in 1965 in Kolkata, completed her education from University of London, Princeton University.
- She is now a professor at Oxford University.
- Her major area of work is the evolution of diversity in pathogens with a major focus on the infectious disease agents that are responsible for malaria, influenza and bacterial meningitis.
- The writer scientist has a simultaneous career as a novelist as well and has written five highly praised novels. In 1970s and 80s and wrote her first works of fiction in Bengali. She was highly praised for her works such as “Moonlight into Marzipan”, “The Glassblower’s Breath” and “So Good in Black”.
- She won the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award for her scientific achievements.
Tags: Current Affairs 2013