Julia Rouaux » Committee
The International Advisory Committee is a new organism created to ensure the correct dissemination of scientific illustration both for the Award organized by Illustraciencia and for society in general. This Committee is formed by professionals committed to scientific illustration, among which we can find different profiles. From professional scientific illustrators with a long career to outreach technicians who work every day to transmit information with veracity and rigor. Given this diversity, the Committee will be able to work both to evaluate the technical parameters of the scientific illustrations (rigor, technique, composition and style) as well as their communication skills for the general public.
Dr. in Natural Sciences by the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Museum (FCNyM, UNLP). Alongside my training in Biological Sciences, I have carried out various courses and stages of perfection in Scientific Illustration. At the national level: “Introduction to the Scientific Illustration” by M. Cristina Estivariz (2007), “Botanical Scientific Illustration” and “Black and White Techniques for Botanical Scientific Illustration” by M. Alejandra Migoya (2008 and 2009 respectively). International: “Diploma in Scientific Illustration” by Alberto Guerra Escamilla (UNAM Sede Mérida, Mexico, 2015) and a “Qualified training room” by Fernando J. Correia (University of Aveiro, Portugal, 2017 ). In addition, in 2012 I gave my first steps in naturalist art with the renowned painter Oscar Correa.
Between 2009 and 2015 I was part of the teaching staff of the course “Introduction to the Scientific Illustration”, dictated at the CEPAVE (Center for Parasitological and Vectors, UNLP-CONICET), La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In 2016 I participated in the course: Ilustração zoológica: técnicas em branco e preto, in the framework of the V Encontro Brasileiro sobre Ilustração Científica, Florianópolis, Brasil.
I have participated, as an organizer and / or exhibitor, in different Exhibition of Scientific Illustration both nationally, Showing ” Ilustradores Científicos del Museo ” (Museo de la Plata), and internationally “V Exposição Nacional de Ilustrações Científicas” and “II Anatomia de uma Ilustração” (V-ExpoNIC), Florianópolis, Brasil.
Since 2016 I am the teacher responsible for the postgraduate course “Introduction to the Scientific Illustration”, dictated in different Universities of the country.
I have carried out numerous works of scientific illustration, dissemination and teaching material, as well as illustrations for two books about felines, “Wild Feline from South America” and “Wild Feline from the World” (Eds. Londaiz Laborde). In addition, I have participated in editing and design tasks of different numbers of the Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina (SEA) and ProBiota (FCNyM).