FORA.tv Speaker - Elizabeth Burns

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Biography

Elizabeth Burns is an Oxford graduate, a biochemist, playwright, and visual artist. She has a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Oxford, where she held a prestigious post-doctoral fellowship. Her science-based play, Autodestruct: The Ultimate Cure for Cancer, was featured at the Edinburgh Fringe Theatre Festival. Dr. Burns has also consulted for the film Square, a movie about the human genome (directed by Frederic Planchon and produced by the London-based company Academy). Dr. Burns has been commissioned to do a year-long series of oil paintings for the British Medical Research Council and is currently a member of the Biochemistry Department at Oxford University. Dr. Burns has been invited to India as part of the British Council's science programme and articles about her science-inspired artwork have been featured in national and international newspapers, including The Guardian in Great Britain.

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From Star Wars to the Battle of Ideas

05.03.07 | 01:05:09 min | 2 comments