Dish Life, the final of four Cambridge Shorts films, compares the task of raising stem cells in the lab to the challenge of looking after a gang of unruly kids. In conversation with real-life children, scientists show how tricky it is to work with these ‘super cells’.
Loriana Vitillo from CSCI and Karen Jent from the Department of Sociology worked together with filmmaker Chloe Thomas to produce the film as part of the Cambridge Shorts series, funded by Wellcome Trust ISSF.
You can see it on the Cambridge Shorts youtube channel.
In an engaging and light-hearted way, Dish Life illustrates the high level of commitment required to work successfully with living cells in research that contributes to the development of new treatments for degenerative diseases. Being a scientist is fulfilling – but it’s also a lot of hard work.