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Winners of the eBiolabs Video Competition 2017

26 July 2017

At the University of Bristol we encourage our students to be creative and confident free thinkers and we work with them to help us develop the curriculum.

The eBiolabs video competition was open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students.  The challenge was to create a short video to accompany a practical on eBiolabs and the brief was to make science come alive for other students in a novel and interesting way. 

There were diverse entries covering topics such as anaesthetics, gene cloning, functional anatomy, sickle cell anaemia and oxidative phosphorylation, using a wide range of video techniques.  

We are pleased to announce the winners are: 

First place:  Gene Cloning by Frankie Ellwood £500

The judges were impressed by the clarity of the explanation of the subject matter combined with an excellent use of analogy. The use of computer-based animation was considered to be exemplary.

Second place: The diagnosis of sickle cell anaemia by Aimee Wilkinson £250

Stop-motion and rostrum camera techniques were used to excellent effect to explain how sickle cell disease can be diagnosed in the lab.  The judges were impressed by the amount of information that was conveyed in an entertaining and accessible manner.

Third place: Oxidative Phosphorylation by Isabelle Cuthbert   £100

In this tour-de-force of stop-motion animation, soft toys are used to explain one of the most fascinating and important biochemical pathways.  The judges thought this video admirably fulfilled the brief to make the science come alive in a novel and interesting way. And it made them laugh

We offer our congratulations to the winners and thank all those who entered the competition.

Further information

About eBiolabs:

eBiolabs is the world’s most comprehensive online laboratory resource for bioscience students, invented at and exclusive to the University of Bristol.  It is a Dynamic Laboratory Manual that helps our students succeed in the lab by deploying simulations, videos and instructional text as well as a comprehensive suite of self-help resources.

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