Monday, December 1, 2008

Let's Hear it for the Science Nerds!

Who says scientists got no rhythm? The winners of the "Dance Your PhD" competition have been announced. It's an annual challenge that gives scientists the opportunity to express their thesis work through dance.

Here is a clip of one of the winners, Sue Lynn Lau, a graduate student at the University of Sydney, Australia, who designed a routine as a representation of her thesis, "The role of Vitamin D in beta-cell function."

The crucial role of sunlight exposure as the most important source of vitamin D in humans led to this light themed dance: