Photography as a Science Communication Tool

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The Biochemist Blog

by Abi Sofyan Ghifari

Science communication is increasingly needed these days. It is a wonderful tool to showcase what scientists do, translate knowledge from the laboratory bench to real-life applications, and narrow down distance between academia and society. Moreover, by communicating a scientific study and the research that supports it to the lay audience, we may reduce misunderstandings and pseudo-scientific rumours.

Earlier this year, I had a chance to showcase my skills in doing some science communication using photographs as media. The annual photography competition was held by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, a research centre in The University of Western Australia, Perth Australia, where I do my research on plant mitochondrial biochemistry and plant biology. The competition was simple. All we need to do is to upload images showcasing related scientific activities, objects, or persons with a caption intended for avid readers. The idea is…

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