Dr. Hegasy
Medical Illustrator
Dr. Guido Hegasy

“From science
to science communication.”

I’m a medical microbiologist by training and a scientist who has worked at several research institutions in Germany: The Max-Planck-Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin and also the Institute for Hygiene and Environment as well as the Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg. My research has led to publications in international peer-reviewed journals. In addition, I write explanatory articles to inform the general public about the science behind diseases.

I have been drawing digital illustrations on life science topics for more than 15 years. I began to illustrate when I was a medical student and needed images for my own dissertation. As the years went by, my illustration skills continuously improved, and as they did, more and more research colleagues asked me to create images for their professional work. Eventually, I decided to make scientific illustration my main occupation.

In German-speaking countries, I’m currently the only microbiologist and medical researcher who works as a professional illustrator.
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Researchers and doctors can talk to me using their scientific and medical terminology.



Authors that work outside the field of medicine can rely on the medical accuracy of my work.

Public Relations

Public Relations

For science communication I translate the complex concepts of modern medicine into understandable texts and graphics.

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