Russian Chemist Wins ‘Dance Your PhD’ Contest

PHOTO by Yevgeny Sogorin / YouTube

For nine years, researchers around the world have been explaining their dissertations through movement in the Dance Your PhD contest organised by Science magazine, US. Chemist Yevgeny Sogorin, from the Institute of Protein Research at the Russian Academy of Sciences, was recently named among this year’s winners. Dr. Sogorin used interpretative ballroom dance to demonstrate why ribosomes (molecular machines responsible for the production of proteins) don't get stuck in RNA and DNA threads, collide with one another or make reading errors.

VIDEO by Yevgeny Sogorin / YouTube

You can watch other winning performances on the official webpage of Science magazine.