How to popularize evolution and phylogenetics? Through the new project “In the light of evolution”, SIB Group Leader Christophe Dessimoz from the University of Lausanne, Outreach Manager Marie-Claude Blatter and Training Manager Monique Zahn aim to foster greater public interest as well as a practical understanding of this fundamental but rather abstract theme. The project will be built around a series of short stories and interactive workshops addressing concrete questions such as "How much DNA do humans and bananas have in common?". The project has just been awarded the 2021 Optimus Agora prize of the SNSF.

Read the interview of the project team on the SNSF website in English, French and German to know more about what triggered the idea behind the project, and what will be developed over the next three years!

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