Yvonne Carts-Powell

‪Dance Your PhD Contest Winners 2010‬‏ – YouTube

In beautiful, hilarious, Science on August 12, 2011 at 12:52 pm

How did I miss reccing this video before now?

This is the 2010 winner of a contest to, no kidding, explain scientific research via interpretive dance. It’s beautiful, beautifully done, and interesting!
‪Dance Your PhD Contest Winners 2010‬‏ – YouTube.

More info from the Youtube page:

Maureen McKeague and all of her colleagues in Maria De Rosa’s lab at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada put together this interpretive dance to explain their work. It’s all about a technique called Systematic Evolution of Ligands by Exponential Enrichment (SELEX.) The process starts with a target molecule and a large pool of random DNA sequences. Each stage of the process selects only those sequences that preferentially bind to the target. The result of the process is an aptamer, a sequence of DNA with a high specificity and selectivity for the target molecule.

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