Science Showoff - Communicating Science to the Community
Sarah Madden, 2014 BBSRC DTP Programme student, recently took part in Science Showoff, a stand-up comedy event where members of the scientific community make fun of their research. MC Steve Cross, headliner Sarah Bennetto and Cambridge science comedy talent performed on stage at The Portland Arms Cambridge in front of an enthusiastic crowd eager to be entertained and learn a little about science.
Science Showoff was part of Biology Week 2016, which aims to engage the public in fun and interesting life science activities. Sarah performed in order to engage the public with what it's like to work in the world of cancer biotherapeutics. She spoke of the relationship she has developed with her cancer cells, and the emotional ups and downs of biophysical assays. Sarah is very passionate about communicating science in a clear and engaging manner, both to other scientists and to the public as a whole. Sarah is working in the Department of Pharmacology under the supervision of Dr Laura Itzhaki.