Human Biologist Janina Isabell Otto Wins LifeScienceXplained Award 2022
The LifeScienceXplained | Sartorius Award for New Communication, endowed with 10,000 euros, honors young German-speaking science communicators who present and explain the functionality and potential of life sciences to a broad audience in a comprehensible, innovative, and creative way.
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All sugar is the same, isn’t it? This fundamental question is answered by human biologist and science journalist Janina Isabell Otto in her video “ZUCKER – die nächste Pandemie?” (Sugar – the next pandemic?), in which she explains how sugar consumption and type 2 diabetes are related. In a self-experiment, she tests the effects of different types of sugar in the body and clarifies the differences between glucose and fructose. While her clip presents the necessary scientific details, it is still easy to understand. That’s why it won the LifeScienceXplained award 2022, which Sartorius launched in 2021 to recognize young content creators who are working with new and innovative forms of communication to explain life science topics.
We think this submission is so delicious - if we may say so - that we want to sweeten Janina’s effort by awarding her with the first place at LifeScienceXplained.
LifeScienceXplained panel of judges