Celebrating a Culture of Knowledge Transfer and Creativity: The First WiRe Research Video Contest!

Update: Voting Closed! This was our first-ever science video competetion, and we were thrilled that so many people watched, voted, and shared the videos with personal and private networks alike. Thank you to all 849 people who participated in the voting! We hope you enjoyed the videos and learned a new thing or two. Here you can find an overview of the Winners. The videos are still available for viewing – scroll down, have a look, and see if you agree with the results.

One of the main pillars of WiRe is research communication – how can the complex research of our fellows be presented in an accessible and understandable way to those outside their field? One of our solutions: the WiRe Research Video! A project that started with the second cohort, under the guidance of the WiRe team, especially Nikolaus Urban, each WiRe Fellow became the scriptwriter, director and producer of a video focused on her research project at the University of Münster.

A lot of time, effort, and creativity went into the making of these videos – for almost all fellows, it served as a first encounter with the concepts and digital tools required in video creation. We are delighted to present on our blog for the first time the videos from the previous two WiRe cohorts in a competition format. The public has spoken, and the winners are…

Category 1 // Research Content and Comprehensibility: How well and in depth was the research explained?

Cohort 2021: Dr. Anna Podgórska and Dr. Rui Sun

Cohort 2022: Dr. Arianna Parnigoni and Dr. Yuchen Chen

Category 2 // Scie-tainment: How well were you entertained?

Cohort 2021: Dr. Louisa Preston

Cohort 2022: Dr. Louise Rouyet

Category 3 // Vision and design: What do you think of the artistic concept, design and cinematic realisation?

Cohort 2021: Dr. Louisa Preston

Cohort 2022: Dr. Louise Rouyet

Congratulations, and thank you to all fellows for your participation and creative efforts!

Cohort 2022:

Dr. Arianna Parnigoni: Fighting Cancer with Hyaluronic Acid

Dr. Judit Bayer: Social Media Plattforms And The Networked Society

Dr. Louise Ruyet: Exploring the 3-D Chemical Space

Dr. Nieves Fuentes-Sanchez: Regulating Emotions with tDCS

Dr. Ruxandra Chira: Unmasking the Secrets of Synthetic Drugs

Dr. Yuchen Chen: Identifying Atoms and Atomic Arrangement Within a Matter

Cohort 2021:

Dr. Anna Podgorska: Developing Sustainable Solutions for Nitrogen Fertilizers

Dr. Debdatta Ray: Understanding Nanotechnology with Cupcakes

Dr. Julija Vidovic: Jesus Christ, Supercyborg

Dr. Rui Sun: Communicating Through Screens and Psychological Wellbeing

Dr. Louisa Preston: Living Artists’ Bookfairs in the UK