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Google marks Indian woman chemist Asima Chatterjee's scientific achievements with a doodle on her 100th birthday
Internet search engine giant has honoured the outstanding achievements of Indian female chemist Dr Asima Chatterjee's on her 100th birthday today with a sketch doodle. Her research contribution led to some major developments in other scientific fields such as chemotherapy and treatment of malaria.

The doodle shows the sketch of the scientist with the two glasses of the spectacles as two Os of the logo, while the other letters are shaped from organic chemistry symbols. The doodle has given prominence to green colour and has shown a few leaves indicating the interdisciplinary implications of her research.

Dr Asima Chatterjee was born in Bengal on September 23 in 1917. She studied chemistry at the University of Calcutta and completed a master's degree in Organic Chemistry. Later, pursuing research, she became the first woman in India to receive the PhD degree in science in the year 1944.

She carried on her research and did some internationally recognised work in the area of 'vinca alkaloids' now widely used in chemotherapy to slow down the multiplication rate of cancer cells. Indian government honoured her with Padma Bhushan for her noteworthy work in research. She also established a nursing home to serve people and died in 2006 at the age of 90.

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