Ruby supports scientists to effectively communicate their findings using printed and digital media such as posters, videos and animations. She also manages our Instagram account sharing any visually exciting images from the John Innes Centre.
Alongside external communication, she also manages internal communication channels such as the institute monthly newsletter.
Having previously worked in the lab at the Sainsbury Laboratory which is also on the Norwich Research Park, Ruby uses her scientific background to make complex or challenging scientific concepts accessible.
She is passionate about communicating all the exciting science that happens at the John Innes Centre in as engaging ways as possible to ensure that it reaches a wide audience.
Recent projects include;
- Producing remotely the launch video for the Norwich Institute of Sustainable Development with partners across UEA and the Norwich Research Park
- Working with Dr Yiliang Ding to produce an animation about how fundamental molecular science offers a way that is safe, effective and environmentally friendly to treat sugar beet infected with a devastating virus
- Working with the Crop Transformation team and Professor Cristobal Uauy to produce an accessible explainer animation about gene editing in plants
- Working with the Plant Health ISP and James Piercy to develop Plant pathogens, pests and pals, a game to promote the International Year of Plant Health as part of the Norwich Science Festival at home 2020
- Producing a video with Claire Domoney about how peas can help prevent diabetes
- Producing videos for the BRIGIT project on What is Xylella? Where is Xylella? and What is BRIGIT? and a video to encourage the public to get involved in the citizen science Spittlebug Hunt
- Producing an animation about Guru Radhakrishnan‘s research on how three genes rule symbiosis
- Working with Clare Stevenson to create a video about the vital role of technicians to our science
- Collaborating with the Norwich University of the Arts Illustration course for second year illustration students to communicate our science
Baggs EL,Monroe JG,Thanki AS,O'Grady R,Schudoma C,Haerty W,Krasileva KV (2020)Convergent Loss of an EDS1/PAD4 Signaling Pathway in Several Plant Lineages Reveals Coevolved Components of Plant Immunity and Drought Response.The Plant cell (32)Publisher's version: 1040-4651