Story + Science

Story + Science

Artist Samantha Moore and Serge Mostowy, Professor of Cellular Microbiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, will share the two Wellcome Trust supported films that they have collaborated on - animated documentary Loop (2016) and the research informed fairytale A Language of Shapes (2022). Join us in the Omni Tent for their screening and a conversation to discuss the process behind making these works.

Samantha Moore, PhD
Sam is an award-winning animated documentary maker. She loves the joyfulness and eclectic nature of animation. No one ever finds animation intimidating, and yet it can convey complex or challenging ideas to a wide audience in an engaging way. Sam has made work on diverse subjects, from competitive sweet-pea growing, to cutting edge microbiology, and her own experience of having twins. Her 2019 film Bloomers was about a knicker factory in Manchester and has won several awards including ‘Best British Film’ at London International Animation Festival and was nominated for a British Animation Award.

Serge Mostowy, PhD
Serge is a Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine, Wellcome Beit, and Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow. He studied Physics, Evolution, and Microbiology & Immunology at McGill University in Canada. After postdoctoral work on the Cell Biology of Infection at Institut Pasteur in France, he moved to Imperial College London in 2012 to start a Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellowship. In 2018, Serge was appointed Professor of Cellular Microbiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, where he and his team investigate novel roles for the cytoskeleton in innate immunity. They also developed the zebrafish as an important model to study the cell biology of infection and therapeutic potential of targeting the cytoskeleton in vivo, both at the single cell and whole animal level