How to answer “Tell Me About your Work”, especially when you are a scientist? Often the best approach is to make a short video about your research interests. This video was created for the HPLCTube Scientific Contest (HPLC 2019, Milan).
Diatoms are four times thinner than a human hair. Approximately 100,000 species are present, and they produce oxygen keeping us alive! Diatoms produce cell walls from glass that are far beyond the capabilities of the best technologies available today. Indeed, when designing buildings and aircraft, architects and engineers have applied the same structural principles as diatoms use to create their minute shells. Chromatography helps us to understand how do they make it!
Instagram cut (short version):
Edited in iMovie.
Music: Caesars — Jerk It Out
Some video fragments from National Geographic series were used.