St Anne’s Biochemistry Undergraduate wins Science Communication Competition

Congratulations to 3rd year biochemistry undergraduate, Lauryn McLean-Deaville, who has been awarded first prize in the Higher Education category of the Biochemical Society’s annual Science Communication Competition! The competition required students to create a five-minute video, communicating a biochemical concept for a general audience. Lauryn’s video, entitled What makes you tick: Your body clock, light sensing, and jet lag, discusses how circadian rhythms are established through light receptors in the eye and explains why it is often difficult to adjust the sleep-wake cycle when you travel to different time zones.

Lauryn said “The application of circadian rhythms to daily life made it the perfect topic for a video entry, and I loved the challenge of turning it into a story to keep viewers engaged. I am so grateful to have been chosen as this year’s winner, and I hope this might encourage others to explore the science behind daily life in a creative way!”

Lauryn will receive a cash prize and a mentoring session with a science communication professional.

You can watch Lauryn’s video below.