Dr Lizzie Burns
Director of Science to Life
Science to life is directed by Dr Lizzie Burns who graduated with a doctorate in molecular cell biology from the University of Oxford in 2002. Since then Lizzie has been immersed in communications, art and educational projects to convey the excitement of science. She has always combined a deep and active interest in science, art and teaching, now demonstrated by a large collection of paintings inspired by biomedical research. The resulting artwork has been exhibited in the UK and internationally at the invitation of the British Council. She has received a large number of commissions from Universities, Institutions, Companies and individuals.
Lizzie has used her unique background in science, art and teaching to develop a wide variety of workshops to inspire children and adults about the biomedical sciences. She has collaborated with scientists to find new ways to communicate their subject and convey their passion for science. During the past 3 years Lizzie has run workshops in schools and for science festivals involving over 20,000 people, including the BA Festival of Science, the Cheltenham Science Festival and the Cambridge Science Festival