Judges

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

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Latest Press

Beware of the risks of inhaling cannabis

Plant material such as marijuana is an excellent food source for fungi such as Aspergillus. Once cut the material must be dried rapidly and consistently to a very low moisture level to avoid it becoming mouldy. Once dried it must be stored in completely dry conditions to prevent it becoming damp and once again quickly becoming mouldy.

Storing marijuana or any other plant material in small sealed containers or wrapped in plastic will only help if the material is completely dry in the first place, otherwise you are effectively locking the mould in with its own supply of food and water whereupon it will flourish. Mould does not need light or much heat to grow.    

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Entry shortlist

Competition shortlist21st June

The judges have been studying all the entries and have now drawn up their shortlist. To view the shortlist click here. There were hundreds of entries of a very high standard and many were inspirational. We would like to congratulate all entrants on achieving such a high standard. Well done to all those who were shortlisted - and you will receive an email inviting you to bring your artwork for the final judging. Shortlisted entries will be exhibited at the Manchester Science Festival at the end of October. 

 

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