Photos from the Science cabaret at the DAI in Heidelberg, Jan. 23, 2015

Photos taken by Mehrnoosh Rayner

Getting warmed up. That thing on my face isn’t food – just a microphone. Felt like a little UFO hovering around my mouth the whole evening.

Half-way in and nobody dead yet. So far so good.

With Jochen Wittbrodt, developmental biologist extraordinaire, and Ken Holmes, founding father of synchrotron radiation in structural biology extraordinaire.

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I am a science writer at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, author of fiction and popular science books, an artist, and a professional musician who performs on the viola da gamba and Medieval and Renaissance stringed instruments. I edit manuscripts of all types and teach the full range of scientific communication skills. I am doing theoretical work in this subject - see for example

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