My name is Helena.
I am a science communicator with a scientific background and a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology, who specialised on translating and sharing science through visuals.
By creating diagrams and illustrations for scientific publications, research grant proposals, institutional documents, covers and press releases, I aim to contribute to a clear communication of science. If you could use my help to create visuals for your research, drop me an email. I would love to learn about your scientific projects, and help you share your ideas and findings in an engaging way.
At the beginning of my career I worked in immunology and neuroscience. I have been fascinated by the brain ever since, but my curiosity to explore cellular mechanisms eventually led me to cellular biology for my PhD. At this stage, I did a lot of microscopy and I believe this is why I am here today. Seeing through the microscope lens draw me to the visual translation of concepts.
The amount of information and data that can be stored in an image is astonishing. This attracted me to this field. Then, I realised that an appealing and clear image is able to engage both the scientific community and a broader audience, and I found my place. I apply my scientific knowledge to act as a bridge between scientists, and between scientists and the larger community. I found in science communication the place where I can most contribute both to the scientific and social progress.