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BSC popularizes science through livestreaming

Updated: 2022-06-09

A number of scientific issues including the maternal behavior, the relationship between body and movement, and the deep thinking about cognitions and emotions are explained in The Adventure of Mouse, a science movie produced by the Biophysical Society of China (BSC) and the Institute of Biophysics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).


The premiere of The Adventure of Mouse, produced by BSC and the Institute of Biophysics at the CAS, takes place on May 23. [Photo/BSC]

The movie was filmed at the State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Science and the National Laboratory of Biomacromolecules to show the mysteries of life in a combination of experiments and fairy tales.

The movie had its premiere on May 23 and was broadcast live through six online platforms, including Bilibili, a video-sharing platform in China, and Zhihu, China's largest Q&A platform, with a cumulative broadcast volume of 350,000.

The instant success of the movie was inseparable from the behind-the-scenes team, which comprised master's and doctoral students from the BSC youth science popularization team, who wrote the script and shot the movie.


A member of the BSC youth science popularization team leads audience in the laboratory via livestreaming. [Photo/BSC]

The team was established in November 2020 and consists of 23 young researchers with an average age of 28 years old. The team conducts a one to two-hour live broadcast on Bilibili every Saturday. Team members choose topics, invite experts, design the process, and prepare for the livestream.

So far, the team has delivered 34 livestream popular science lectures and produced 68 short videos.

The BSC also established the Science Popularization Education Working Committee as early as 1983. Over the past decades, the working committee has united and built an alliance of scientific and technological workers who integrate popular science with a variety of academic tasks.