Together with colleagues, I have commissioned and designed a YouTube video explaining the problem of antimicrobial resistance to a lay Egyptian audience and appealing to people to reduce their consumption of antibiotics to alleviate this global threat. This video has now been viewed more than 93’000 times.
I have written an article in an Egyptian newspaper (al-Ahram online, 2015) clarifying misconceptions associated with vaccination: Should I vaccinate my children?
With some colleagues, in 2009, I organized an exhibit on evolutionary robotics in the Museum of Zoology in Lausanne, as part of an exhibition celebrating the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species”. Two robots, a predator and a prey, co-evolved live over the course of the year-long exhibition. The public could follow their evolution through an interactive interface.
I am a member of Sense about science, “a UK-based charitable trust to encourage an evidence-based approach to scientific and technological developments”.
Our recent paper (Niehus et al (2015) Nature Comms) attracted some media attention:
|Headlines & Global News||‘Bacterial Sex’ Helps Spread Beneficial Traits, Antibiotic Resistance|
|The Medical News||Oxford University researchers unlock the secret behind bacterial sex|
|Science Daily||Scientists discover the secret behind the power of bacterial sex|
My PhD work attracted significant media attention. Here are some links if you’d like to learn more about the project.
Newspapers & Magazines
|NewScientist||Robot swarms ‘evolve’ effective communication|
|Science & Vie||Les succès du hasard pris sur le vif|
|The Telegraph||Robots hold key to evolution of language|
|Frankfurter Allgemeine||Die Stammtische der Roboterschwärme|
|Discover Magazine||Robots evolve and learn how to lie|
|Neue Zürcher Zeitung||Blechmänner zeigen Mitgefühl|
|La Repubblica||I robot funzionano meglio se lavorano in gruppo|
|MIT Technology Review||Robots ‘evolve’ the ability to deceive|
|Le Temps||Pour durer, communiquons, foi de robots|
Television & radio
|TVRL||Short documentary (in French)|
|RSR||Impatience: Radio interview (in French)|
|RTS||Science Suisse: Documentary about Laurent Keller’s lab (in French)|
|ScienceNOW||Even robots can be heroes|
|ScienceNOW||It’s a bot-eat-bot world|
|Mediapart||Les robots, ces machines qui savent si bien nous mentir|
|If robots could talk, would they signal where the food is?|
|Robots evolve to deceive one another|
|SingulartiyHUB||Swarm bots evolve communications skills and deceit|