I am Daria Chrobok and I guess on official paper and certificates I would be considered a scientist. However in my heart I feel like an artist at the same time :)
Since I was small I was always interested in science, nature, my surroundings and art as well. When I finished school, I thought I have to decide between those two, not only because I thought they do not fit together, but also because I couldn't really imagine myself in the digital art world.
Now, as I finished my PhD in Plant Physiology I want to combine those two passions of mine and continue my career as a Scientific Illustrator!
Here, I finally put together a portfolio of some of my work. It includes Scientific Illustrations for Journals, Scientific Comics, Popular Science projects as well as some traditional media. I am currently underway to officially open my own company & as soon as it is done, I will update it here :)
I hope you enjoy & feel free to contact me anytime you want!
Have a nice day! Daria
Illustrations for scientific journals, proposals, theses etc.
Finding the fragrance genes of Wintersweet
Illustration I made for the June Spotlight of Physiologia Plantarum about analyzing volatiles of flowers to investigate their fragrances
Banana Varieties under drought- and heat stress
Illustration for a scientific article about two banana varieties and their physiological as well as transcriptional adaptations towards heat- & drought stress.
Summary of a research article about seedling establishment and Chloroplast development. "Redox regulation of PEP activity during seedling establishment in Arabidopsis thaliana" Nature Communications 9, Article number: 50(2018), doi:10.1038/s41467-017-02468-2
Mitochondria during Developmental Leaf Senescence
Chrobok D., et al., 2016, Production of Glu, reducing equivalents, and tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle intermediates from catabolic reactions occurring in the mitochondrion during developmental leaf senescence, Plant Physiology, ASPB
Combination of two approaches to gain benefits from both
Infection cycle of Heliobacter pylori
Illustration of a research project about H. pylori
Part of Illustration for a publication about Food Webs
H2S and NO signal integration in plants
A comic I made for a Virtual Issue on H2S and NO signal integration, representing the plants that the research has been done on and the involvement of H2S and NO in stress situations.
GMO, no GMO, GMO?
Plants generated through traditional mutagenesis are not considered GMO, genetic engineering by gene transfer from one plant to another, makes the recipient plant a GMO and currently it is under debate if CRISPR engineered plants are GMOs or not.
Cover for a Virtual Issue on rice research in Physiologia Plantarum