May 02, 2015

4:15 AM |
I am a curious geneticist.

April 30, 2015

10:30 PM | Talking with Students
Being a scientific illustrator isn’t an easy career path. Being a fine artist engaging with science is even more difficult, at least financially. So when, every so often, a student will drop me... -- Read more on
12:24 AM |
A mouse,  Mus musculus.

April 29, 2015

5:30 PM | 5 Instagram Tips for Science Artists
I’ve been on Instagram for a long time, with a private account to share family photos with friends. Last year, I decided to start up a second account, @FlyingTrilobite, to share my art in... -- Read more on
4:49 PM | Protein Art: Postcards and the Upcoming Mother’s Day
Some Protein Art motives are now available as (post)cards! The cards can be ordered via the Protein Art shop at Etsy. In case of shippment to Germany, some cards are also avialable with a discount at Rockys-Onlineshop. A postcard for the upcoming Mother’s Day on Mai 10th is shown beneath. Now some words about the […]

April 28, 2015

2:43 PM | #Brain article of interest: What It Takes To Change Your Brain's Patterns After Age 25
From Leadership - Fast Company Read the full article here->

April 27, 2015

8:48 PM |
An African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis. And…

April 24, 2015

7:27 PM |
A Zebrafish, Danio rerio. And…
7:32 AM | Where’s the Amphibian Love? Rally for Your Mosquito-Eating BFFs
If you don’t already love amphibians, you should. Amphibians are useful fellows. Before the FDA approved at-home pregnancy tests in 1976 and they became widely available in 1978, women relied... -- Read more on

April 22, 2015

8:06 PM |
The bacteria, Escherichia coli. And…

April 20, 2015

7:15 PM |
A nematode worm, Caenorhabditis elegans. And…

April 17, 2015

7:16 PM |
A Fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. And…

April 16, 2015

4:46 PM | Teachers and scientists discussing learning
Educational neuroscience (also ‘Neuroeducation’ and ‘Mind, Brain and Education’) are growing disciplines which bring together neuroscience, psychology and education with the aim to produce powerful school learning experiences. As professionals facilitating learning on a daily basis, it is clear why teachers want to understand more about the brain and learning. However the reality is that not all ‘brain-based’ resources […]

April 15, 2015

6:55 PM |
Thale cress, Arabidopsis thaliana

April 13, 2015

8:20 PM |
I am a geneticist, and I study…
8:19 PM |
This next segment, is a genetics themed parody of one of my son’s children’s books, The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle. It’s also a great introduction to common model organisms.

April 11, 2015

3:17 AM |
What this blog means to me… I’ve been writing/illustrating this blog for four years now. Why? The majority of science communication work is by scientists, for scientists. The explicit goal of my work is the cultural integration of science into daily life. Science impacts everything that we interact with, foods, medicines, gardens, the materials in […]
1:08 AM | #Brain article of interest: The world's first head transplant patient could experience a fate 'worse than death'
From Business InsiderRead the full article here->

April 09, 2015

2:06 PM | Science Board Games, SciArt in the Crowd Edition
I love playing board games, and my favorites are ones that involve science in some way. I’m always on the lookout for crowdfunding campaigns for science board games, as it’s a great... -- Read more on

April 08, 2015

8:47 PM |
Bottle Brush (Callistemon) is another high drought tolerance ornamental plant, this one is brought in from Australia.
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