It’s a wonderful honor to present my new drawing for this year’s ASCB|EMBO meeting!

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The intricate patterns of our night sky have inspired many ancient cultures who connected the stars to create constellations portraying myths and legends. This ‘modern’ star map is a scientific take on zodiac signs – showing constellations that form some of the most widely used model organisms and cell types. These model systems have greatly facilitated research and allowed us to discover much of what is known about biology and life today.

Scientific Star Map
Scientific Star Map: Constellations of model organisms and cell types that helped us discover much of what is known today.