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Sunetra Gupta’s Portrait to be exhibited in Britain

Jul 24, 2013 15:47 IST

Sunetra Gupta on 22 July 2013 became a part of the prestigious group of Women in Science Portrait Exhibition of the greatest women Fellows of the Royal Society together with newly-commissioned drawings, featuring Royal Society Research Fellows. Sunetra Gupta, the India-born Chemist and Physicist joined the first-of-its-kind art exhibition at the prestigious Royal Society, as one of her portrait has been included in the show.

With this achievement, she has achieved an honour of joining the big league of female scientists like Marie Curie.

About Sunetra Gupta

• She was born in Kolkata in 1965, she wrote her first works of fiction in Bengali
• At the time of joining the group, she was a professor of theoretical epidemiology at Oxford University department of zoology and was working on infectious disease
• Her main area of interest is the evolution of diversity in pathogens
• She is an acclaimed novelist, essayist and scientist
• In October 2012 her fifth novel, So Good in Black, was long listed for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature
• In 2009, she was named as the winner of the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award for her scientific achievements
• She graduated in 1987 from Princeton University and received her PhD from the University of London in 1992
• She is an accomplished translator of the poetry of Rabindranath Tagore

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