25 July 2013

DNA Scientist, Rosalind Franklin, Featured by Google Doodle

Google Doodle for today(July 25, 2013), celebrates the works and life of DNA scientist Rosalind Franklin with a coffee theme. The first letter G might be the plate used in microscope, the 2nd "O" contains Rosalind's image goggled-through character "L" replaced with DNAs and charater "E" magnified DNA structure.

Image via Google homepage screenshot
Who is Rosalind Franklin?
I never know Rosalind Franklin. Thankfully, Im glad Google featured such a great scientist. I am not quite sure too if you know her at least her name.

Rosalind Elsie Franklin was born on July 25 1920 that marked as 93rd birthday anniversary in Google doodle. She was indeed a British biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer who made her life contributed and focused to molecular structure like DNA and RNA. Unlike with other scientist she never bagged a Nobel Prize.

Her best yet known work is her Xray Diffraction of images of DNA which led to discovery of DNA double helix. She led the pioneering of mosaic virus and polio virus.

Unfortunately, at age 37 she died with ovarian cancer in April 1958.



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