That’s a tough one, but for me it would have to be Rosalind Franklin. She was the first person to see the structure of DNA under the microscope. I can’t imagine what it must have felt like to know you are the first person to see something so incredible! I would love to be able to tell her all of the amazing things that her discovery has led to! Do you have a favourite scientist 🙂 ?
Emmanuelle Charpentier. She was involved with another scientist called Jennifer Doudna in discovering how to use a part of the bacterial immune system for scientific experiments. This part was called CRISPR/Cas9. They can basically be used as scissors to cut out or insert pieces of DNA into our genes so that can greatly help us understand diseases where some genes are faulty. Because of her discovery, Time Magazine called her one of the 100 most influential people in the world (together with Jennifer Doudna).