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The 2009 AAAS/Science dance contest winners are announced
Date:11/21/2008

WASHINGTON, DC The results of the 2009 AAAS/Science dance contest are in. Using a sexy tango, a soulful modern dance solo, an exuberant mix of breakdance and ballet, and a folkdance-like piece for a quartet of begoggled dancers, four scientists have expressed their Ph.D. theses in dance form.

VIDEO: Post-doc Miriam Sach participated in the 2009 AAAS/Science dance contest. She completed a PhD at University of Duesseldorf, Germany, in 2004. The PhD title was "Cerebral activation patterns induced by...

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VIDEO: Post-doc Miriam Sach participated in the 2009 AAAS/Science dance contest. She completed a PhD at University of Duesseldorf, Germany, in 2004. The PhD title was "Cerebral activation patterns induced by...

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The dances are "ingenious and humbling," says Giulio Superti-Furga, director of the Center for Molecular Medicine in Vienna, Austria, and one of the judges.

The contest was organized by Gonzo Scientist, a.k.a. Science Contributing Correspondent John Bohannon, and builds on the success of his earlier "Dance Your Ph.D." competition. "This was an experiment," says Bohannon. "What happens when you ask scientists to express their research with nothing but music and movement? The results prove that there is an incredibly diverse solution set to this problem."

The new contest, international in scope, was open to anyone who has or is pursuing a Ph.D. in any scientific field. Applicants were asked to make a video of their own Ph.D. dance and post it on YouTube. A panel of nine judges, consisting of the three winners of the last contest, three scientists at Harvard University, and the three artistic directors of the dance company Pilobolus, has now selected the four winners.

These winning scientists will now work with professional choreographers to develop their published research into a full-scale dance that will debut at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Chicago in February 2009.

The winners of the 2009 AAAS/Science Dance Contest:

Category: GRADUATE STUDENT
Name: Sue Lynn Lau
Ph.D. Title: "The role of vitamin D in beta cell function"
Ph.D. Institution: Garvan Institute of Medical Research / University of Sydney, Australia
Date: 2010 (expected completion)
Current affiliation: graduate student, Garvan Institute of Medical Research / University of Sydney, Australia

VIDEO: Markita Landry participated in the 2009 AAAS/Science dance contest, and won the in the Popular Choice category with 14,138 views at the time of the deadline. She is completing a...

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Category: POST-DOC
Name: Miriam Sach
Ph.D. Title: "Cerebral activation patterns induced by inflection of regular and irregular verbs
with positron emission tomography. A comparison between single subject and group analysis"
Ph.D. Institution: University of Duesseldorf, Germany
Date: 2004
Current affiliation: Post-doctoral researcher, University of California, San Diego

Category: PROFESSOR
Name: Vince LiCata
Ph.D. Title: "Resolving Pathways of Functional Coupling in Human Hemoglobin Using
Quantitative Low Temperature Isoelectric Focusing of Asymmetric Mutant Hybrids"
Ph.D. Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Date: 1990
Current affiliation: Lewis S. Flowers Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
The video of this dance can be viewed here.

Category: POPULAR CHOICE (with 14,138 views by the deadline)
Name: Markita Landry
Ph.D. Title: "Single Molecule Measurements of Protelomerase TelK-DNA Complexes"
Ph.D. Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Date: 2011 (expected completion)
Current affiliation: graduate student, University of Illinois


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Contact: Natasha Pinol
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202-326-7088
American Association for the Advancement of Science
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