Martin Krzywinski is a renowned data scientist and communicator. He is known for his work in bioinformatics, data visualisation and the interface of science and art. He created the Circos graph to display genomic data sets in a way that revealed their inner structure and served as an emblem of the new field. His information graphics have appeared in New York Times, Wired, Scientific American and covers of numerous books and scientific journals such as Nature and Genome Research. Krzywinski's work has set a new standard for the presentation of scientific results and established design as a tool of discovery in the research process itself.