Plant immune systems and SciArt with Eleonora Moratto

25 Nov 2023 • 35 min • EN
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A common thread between the arts and the sciences is storytelling. In both scenarios you’re building worlds, and creating an understanding of the mechanisms that make the system work (or not work), and the relationships within that bubble. Eleonora Moratto is the Biology Ballerina. She is a freelance professional ballet dancer, and is currently completing her PhD in plant pathogen interactions. Join us as we speak about Eleonora’s work exploring electrical fields and plant immune systems, and her journey as a sciartist. About Eleonora Moratto  Eleonora Moratto is The Biology Ballerina. She is completing her PhD in plant pathogen interactions at Imperial College, London. She is a freelance professional ballet dancer currently working with the Ballet Dream Arts company and is involved in SciArt projects, women in STEAM activities, long hair modelling, and historical reenactment. Show Notes (link) [00:01:08] Eleonora's path to biology. [00:03:30] Researching plant pathogen interactions, specifically Phytophthora palmivora. [00:05:22] Looking for novel solutions that prevent the spread. [00:07:33] Exploring electric fields around plants and pathogens. [00:11:47] Looking to her future in academia and biological interactions. [00:13:52] The wider applications of research in interactions and electrical fields. [00:15:17] The Biology Ballerina. [00:17:02] A SciArtist's dream. [00:19:00] The balance of the arts and sciences for Eleonora. [00:22:41] Freelancing as a ballerina. [00:25:15] SciArts in the wild. [00:28:37] Encourage the polymaths and multihyphenates. [00:30:25] Passion is interesting. [00:31:45] What advice would you give someone who'd like to do what you do, and what advice should they ignore? [00:34:05] Find out more about Eleonora and her work. Connect with STEAM Powered Website | YouTube | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Patreon Hosted and produced by Michele Ong. Music is "Gypsy Jazz in Paris 1935" by Brett Van Donsel. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podscribe - Chartable - OP3 - Podsights -

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