Animal study wins Science Magazine dance contest

An annual global contest that challenges researchers to explain their PhD through dance, has been won by a researcher in Portugal studying zebrafish.

Neuroscientist Antonia Groneberg’s PhD, on zebrafish brain development, completed at EARA member the Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon, was the winning video in Dance Your PhD, promoted by Science Magazine.

“Antonia Groneberg’s choreography, inspired by zebrafish larvae, merged dance and science for an aesthetically stunning and intellectually profound masterwork of art,” said Alexa Meade, one of the contest judges.

Her research explored how the movements of groups of zebrafish larvae affected each individual animal’s brain development and behaviour.

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