That's the idea behind "Dance Your Ph.D." Over the past 3 years, scientists from around the world have teamed up to create dance videos based on their graduate research and is organized by AAAS( American Association for Advancement of Science), an organization which publishes the Science journal.
This year's contest, launched in June by Science, received 45 brave submissions.
Judges—including scientists, choreographers, and past winners—announced the finalists in four categories: physics, chemistry, biology, and social sciences. Each receives $500.
The judges will announce the winner next month at the Imagine Science Film Festival in New York City.
Mechanism of Integration of NBU1, a Bacteroides Mobilizable Transposon from Lara Rajeev on Vimeo.
About this video: The microbiology of the bowels has never been danced so beautifully. Rajeev's Ph.D.—completed at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign—is about how special pieces of DNA called a transposon (represented here by handkerchiefs) moves around between bacteria in the intestine. Certain bacteria naturally present in our human intestines have developed a mechanism to become resistant to antibiotics. When these bacteria are faced with the antibiotic, as in when we eat antibiotics, they transfer a special piece of DNA called the transposon to those bacteria that don’t yet have resistance. In this way, more bacteria in our intestines become resistant to the antibiotic, and the striking aspect is that the more antibiotic we eat, more and more bacteria are becoming resistant.If you want to know more about the video click here