DBS Graduate Cedric Tan wins biology category in Science’s 4th Annual “Dance your PhD” contest!

From: “Corlett, Richard Thomas”

Cedric did his final-year project in my lab. This will surprise nobody who knows him! We should assess LSM2251 like this!

The announcement on Science:

Science’s fourth annual “Dance Your Ph.D.” contest, a competition that recognizes the best dance interpretations of scientific doctoral work.

The Ph.D. research of the three other winners, who will receive $500 each, made for equally compelling dances. Cedric Tan, a biologist at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom who won the biology category, depicted the mating dance of the fruit fly, capturing the way that male flies stalk and sniff females. He also incorporated his research on how choosy females prefer to mate with flies that are brothers and how that relation reduces violence between the males.

Plus see Cedric’s illustrious NUS history here.

Best wishes,

Richard


The news made it to Slate too!

Dance Your Ph.D.: winners of the annual interpretive dance contest for scientists. [VIDEOS]
Click to read the article!

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