29 June 2023 – Art Competition Winner 2023

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the publication of the DNA helix structure we invited submissions of art from UK school students on the theme “DNA: Past, Present and Future”.

The Genetics Society is pleased to announce Isla Scott as the winner. Isla’s artwork will feature on the cover of Heredity, a £100 voucher and £500 towards science equipment for their school).

The runner up is Hashim Siraj, who will recieve a £50 voucher and £250 towards science equipment for their school.

Prof. Sara Goodacre, Editor of Heredity, said of the entries: “Heredity is delighted to congratulate all participants of the art competition and in particular, the winners. It is wonderful not only to be able to celebrate past success, but to be reminded how far our community has come since then, as well as to think about the exciting discoveries that lie in the future.”


Name: Isla Scott
Age: 14
Materials used: digital drawing (sketchbook app)


Runner up
Name: Hashim Siraj
Age: 14
Materials used: paper and acrylic paint
Name of Art piece: Details