Eric Weischaus: passionate scientist

For geneticist Eric Wieschaus the development of a fruit fly embryo is ‘a beautiful and mysterious process’.   In this DVD he tells the story of:

Eric-art– how his early interest in art shifted to science
how his early interest in art shifted to science

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ow his early interest in art shifted to science

Drosoph_Kutikula– how he became absorbed by ‘the problem of the embryo’

how he became absorbed by ‘the problem of the embryo’

Eric-Janni_crop– how an audacious plan to identify all the genes driving early development lead to ground-breaking discoveries, and a Nobel Prize
(Photo: Eric Wieschaus and Christiane Nusslein-Volhard as young researchers in the 1970s)

  • An inspiring story for any student interested in science (a great resource for Careers counsellors!)
  • As an account of classic genetics research, a valuable resource for any Biology or Genetics Department

The DVD contains two versions:

Condensed version (28 min):  suitable for secondary students.

Full interview (67 min): includes a more detailed discussion of the ground-breaking fruit fly research that lead to a Nobel Prize.

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How To Order

School Price $110 incl GST (+$8 p&h In Aust/ elsewhere POA)
Year Levels Middle secondary to Tertiary
Format DVD
Duration 67 min
Year Produced 2012
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