Sarah Pulit, postdoc at the Brain Center Rudolf Magnus group of UMC Utrecht, pitched her research in three minutes and reached the Breaking Science final. Breaking Science is the new science communication battle for young scientists organised by UMC Utrecht and Utrecht University.
Three minute pitch
Sarah’s audience did get a good first impression of her research. In short this is what Sarah told the jury in the heat on March 20: “The genomes of two unrelated people are surprisingly similar; in fact, they are 99.9% identical. The 0.1% that is not identical, however, is important, because it explains why humans look different, and also why some of us get sick, while others live long, healthy lives. I study these genetic differences, as understanding why people get sick can lead to future disease treatments and prevention.’