A signed poster of microbiologist Dr Siouxsie Wiles is up for grabs on Trade Me to raise money for a good cause.
The A1 poster by Mike Weston and Otis Frizzell depicts Dr Wiles as the 'Queen of Science' on a stylised playing card - and bids have already surged past $200.
It's signed by Dr Wiles and both artists and will be on auction until 18 September.
All of the money made from the sale of the framed artwork will go towards Dr Wiles' Evolution in Action research which studies how microbes like COVID-19 evolve to become more infectious.
Dr Wiles posted on Twitter about the artwork, where commenters called it "spectacular" and praised her for her work.
Dr Wiles became a household name during the COVID-19 lockdown for her easy to understand explanations of the virus and its impact.
She is a microbiologist, and an associate professor at the University of Auckland as well as a media science commentator.
She was one of three finalists for the 2018 Kiwibank New Zealander of Year award and in 2019 was appointed a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to microbiology and science communication.