‘Seafood Tango’. Full show

Let me show you a short video, with lots of music and few clothes. Plus, you’ll learn about contaminants in food. The Internet is about to explode!

Last May I performed my last show at the SETAC Europe 27th annual meeting. It was a cabaret about contaminants in seafood from Europe. More precisely, it was about flame retardants, which are used to prevent fires and reach the sea and sea life. And, as karma goes, they end up in the consumers’ stomach.

But don’t let me tell you about it. See it with your own eyes in this 10-minute video that SETAC Europe shared with me so that I can share with you. I’ve even added subtitles.

‘Seafood Tango’, a cabaret act about seafood safety

Ladies and gentelmen, this year’s SETAC meeting will bring the 4th edition of their science slam session. And I wouldn’t miss it for the world!

Preparations for the video [photo©: Manuel García]

Preparations for the video [photo©: Manuel García]

SETAC Europe 27th annual meeting is taking place in Brussels next May. If you have read my blog in the last two years, you already know that my favourite session of the SETAC congress is the science slam. If you are new to my humble site, this session allows scientists to present their research in original and unexpected entertaining ways.

I’ve always been of the opinion that science slam is like sex; it’s great to watch, but it feels so much better to participate! That’s why, once more, I’m submitting a video presentation of my new show in order to be selected for this year’s session.

This cabaret-style number is a seafood take on Cell Block Tango from the musical Chicago. It was premiered at the ECsafeSEAFOOD Final Conference three weeks ago, also in Brussels. Now I’m going to share it with a bigger audience —because I didn’t learn to do my make-up for just one day, girl!

The good thing is this time I’m not singing that much. You’re welcome.

1st SETAC science slam across the pond

It’s been almost two months since my post about the science slam in SETAC Nantes (video of the whole show included—check it out!). If you got any ideas from that, you should know that it’s happening again soon in Orlando.

It has now been three years of successful science slams for SETAC Europe. In exactly three months SETAC North America is going to hold their first edition at the other side of the pond. The good news is that an extended deadline means you can apply to the session until next Friday! At first it was last Monday.

Of course, to apply you should be a researcher who’s willing to work some extra hours in August and provide a fine product before a ridiculously close deadline now. Same old, same old.

You’ll find very detailed and useful information on the official website. You can also watch this video for lighter information. Yes, it’s me… singing… I should stop doing this.

Pesticides in salmon – the musical

Grilled salmon [photo©: woodleywonderworks]

Grilled salmon [photo©:

I’ll soon write about what happens in congresses where scientists share the results of their research. Today, however, I’ll tell you what hardly ever happens.

The 25th SETAC Europe congress is held this week in Barcelona. This is going to be the second year with a science slam session. And that’s quite uncommon in congresses—sadly enough.

But what’s a ‘science slam’? It’s a sort of show, usually a contest, in which scientists tell their findings in an entertaining and intelligible way. Anything from stand-up comedy or magic to plays, dancing or singing. Bring it on. In fact, if we’re to attract interest into science, we should take our register down a level and get rid of formalities.

That’s why, and since I can’t remember the last time I organised a show, I decided to apply as a contestant. And I went wild. This year, SETAC congress delegates are going to enjoy—or not—a Disney musical about aquaculture using pesticides against parasites on salmon and they’re going to know whether it is safe or not to eat them (meaning salmon, not parasites).

This is the application video—with subtitles if you need them. Wish me luck.