FORBES 30 UNDER 30 EUROPE

The Game Dr team received extremely exciting news this week. Founder and Director, Dr Carla Brown has been selected as a finalist for the Forbes 30 under 30 Europe competition for Science and Healthcare. 

Forbes, 2017.

Forbes, 2017.

During this amazing competition, Carla will attend the Forbes Class of 2017 summit in Israel in April. This achievement marks a key milestone for the Game Dr initiative.

Read more about Carla's competition profile and the competition here: http://www.forbes.com/30-under-30-europe-2017/science-healthcare/#7a9646241f7b

 

 

 

Check out our new blog post for Biochemical Society!

Last week to celebrate our success in Science magazine's Dance your PhD competition, we wrote a short article on Antibiotic Apocalypse for the Biochemical Society! Not only does the article describe the motivations, production and outcomes of the project, it also explains how we visualized the story of the film. 

 

 

Read 'The Visualization of antibiotic resistance through creative film' here.

 

 

Antibiotic Apocalypse selected as Biology WINNER for Science Magazine competition!

We are excited to announce that our first film, Antibiotic Apocalypse was selected as the Biology Winner for this year's Dance Your PhD competition run by Science Magazine!!

Well done to all of our excellent team. A tremendous amount of hard work and enthusiasm went into this project. 

From the beginning of production, this team has functioned like a small family dedicated to antibiotic resistance education. 

A special thanks to the wonderful dancers..

Tom Wohlfahrt - Antibiotic
Sofie Strandberg - E. coli
Chloe Schiphorst - Lactobacillus 
Juan Barton - Klebsiella 
Kaja Jurkowska - Bacteroides

 

Thanks for making this film a success. 

 

 

Antibiotic Apocalypse selected as finalist for Science Magazine's Dance Your PhD Competition!

We are excited to announce that our first educational science video, Antibiotic Apocalypse, was selected as a finalist for Science Magazine's Dance your PhD competition!

We produced this innovative and creative short film to educate the public on the problem of antibiotic resistance through dance and immersive storytelling!

The Antibiotic Apocalypse team! Many thanks to Little City Pictures, Siam Colvine, Joao Baiao, Louis Clark and our wonderful dancers!

The Antibiotic Apocalypse team! Many thanks to Little City Pictures, Siam Colvine, Joao Baiao, Louis Clark and our wonderful dancers!

The public vote has yet to be decided to get voting for our awesome film and support the importance of creative collaborations in science education!

Vote for your favourite video here!

Voting ends October 21st.

 

ANTIBIOTIC APOCALYPSE INSTALLED IN GLASGOW GP'S SURGERY!

We were approached a few months ago by Dr Manas Tiwari who was eager to install our short film Antibiotic Apocalypse into the waiting room at his resident GP surgery.

We can now confirm that Antibiotic Apocalypse is now LIVE at his surgery in Greenock and will be shown as part of an educational presentation to change public perceptions on antibiotic resistance. 

This translates to over 500 patients seeing our film every week!

Stop the resistance.

 

Antibiotic Apocalypse installed in patient waiting room. Photography by Manas Tiwari

Antibiotic Apocalypse installed in patient waiting room. Photography by Manas Tiwari

Game Dr fungal apps installed at Royal Society summer exhibition

It's been an exciting week for Game Dr! Our two new microbiology apps were installed at the Killer Fungus exhibit at the Royal Society Summer exhibition (July 2016).

 

Our two new apps, Fungal Invaders and Killer Fungus:Evolution were developed for Prof Neil Gow fungal research group at University of Aberdeen. We teamed up with developers Monocool Interactive to make these amazing games and artwork was designed by Siam Colvine !

 

 

 

Our CEO's first TEDx Talk is now online!!

As part of University of Glasgow's annual TEDx event, our CEO Dr Carla Brown delivered her first TED talk that investigated the use of games to change public perceptions on health.

The event was held in March and showcased a diverse range of speakers and topics including how pole dancing can improve perceptions of body image and 'the perfect career'.

Through the talk Carla discusses the ability of games to educate players on antibiotic resistance, bowel health and sexual health.

Carla's talk is now available to watch online !

 

Catch Carla Brown's talk here: