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23rd -30th November

UCD-Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research


Scientist and photographer Pablo Rojas will be hosting a photography exhibition running from the 23rd to the 30th of November. The opening ceremony will take place on Friday the 23rd at 4pm followed by a lecture entitled “Progressive synergism between photography and microbiology, an aesthetic approach”.

BIOPHOTOLOGIA explores the elusive interplay between science and art by discovering their common matters of contention and working means. The exhibition portrays the imaginative process shared by both disciplines where the conventional frontiers between them can no longer be detected. The work is characterized by a subtle depiction of these differences and the productive tension that results from their constant frictions.

The exhibition includes a wide variety of artworks, including photographs from the ZoonosisArt initiative showcased at the Science Gallery and a set of anaglyphs illustrating the “FISH” diagnostic technique exhibited at theMedizinhistorischesMuseuminBerlin. The exhibition will also feature a series of human portraits created in an aesthetic experiment between volunteers and bacterial biofilm images, and a couple videos that creatively re-imagine diagnostics.

Artist Bio: Pablo Rojas is a PhD candidate at the Humboldt University in Berlin and holds a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology and a Masters of Science in Bacterial Epidemiology from UCD. He also studied photography at university and has been collaborating with other artists and working as a freelance photographer for the last eight years. His images are currently being used by a diverse number of prestigious scientific and political bodies, including the Wellcome Trust, FAO, the Government of Ecuador, various NGOs, UCD, and The Health Research Board in Ireland. Recently, three of his projects have been selected by the Centre for Contemporary Art in Quito, Ecuador. Visit

Supported by: DublinCity of Science, UCD Research, UCD School of Veterinary Medicine, Biofilmzentrum des Deutschen HertzzentrumsBerlin

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