What happens when scientists and artists collaborate?

On Demand (IF 2022)

1 hr 15 minPWYD

Talk | Health & Medicine, Science, The Arts

What happens when scientists and artists collaborate?

In this Zoom talk, internationally renowned artist Anna Dumitriu and three of her scientific collaborators Dr Jane Freeman, Dr Nicola Fawcett and Dr John Paul, explore the background to artworks in the Collateral Effects exhibition at the North Wall Arts Centre and the importance of collaboration across art and science.

Watch recording of the event from 19 October 2022


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Anna Dumitriu is an award winning internationally renowned British artist who works with BioArt, sculpture, installation, and digital media to explore our relationship to microbiology, synthetic biology, and emerging technologies. Exhibitions include ZKM, Ars Electronica, Künstlerhaus Wein, BOZAR, Picasso Museum, HeK Basel, MOCA Taipei, LABoral, and the 6th Guangzhou Triennial.



Dr Jane Freeman is an Associate Professor in Clinical Microbiology at the University of Leeds, Clinical Scientist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals and NIHR ICA Clinical Lecturer. She is also National Clinical Lead for AMR Diagnostics at NHSE/I. Jane’s research interests include Clostridium difficile infection, antimicrobial resistance and the gut microbiome.



Dr Nicola Fawcett works at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford as a Consultant in Acute and General Medicine. Her research with the University of Oxford focuses on electronic data, antibiotics and the gut microbiome. She developed her collaboration with Anna Dumitriu during her work with the Modernising Medical Microbiology Consortium.



After attending medical school in Birmingham, Dr John Paul trained in medical microbiology in Oxford. Dr Paul has collaborated with Anna for seventeen years. In 2008 Dr Paul joined a research consortium called Modernising Medical Microbiology which uses genetic sequence information to study medically important bacteria. Anna’s work has tracked and interpreted their research from the outset.



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