Eric Weischaus: passionate scientist
For geneticist Eric Wieschaus the development of a fruit fly embryo is ‘a beautiful and mysterious process’.
In this DVD Eric Weischaus tells the story of how chance events led him into the world of science and - at the age of 48 - a Nobel prize for research that even he thought might be crazy: tracking thousands of fruit-fly crosses, and unravelling the genetic control of early development.
- 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.
|Year levels||Middle Secondary - Tertiary|
|Duration||28 min / 67 min|