The ‘transient portraits’ are a collaboration between Stefanie Reichelt and Aman Aggarwal (amanaggarwal (at) ncbs.res.in). The protraits were created with a library of scientic images from NCBS research. The portraits are based on Stefanie’s photographs of staff, students and scientists at NCBS. The portrait photographs were analysed using a Python script by Daniel Ballan. Each pixel was replaced with an image representing the same max. intensity thus creating a matrix of research through the scientist.