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Entertaining Stories that Teach About Worms and Science

This webpage session aims to provide a platform for sharing our passion for science communication and engaging in meaningful discussions


Snow White Worm is a retelling of the classic fairy tale, crafted as a metaphor for the history of animal model implementation and growth in the scientific field.


Taking inspiration from Jules Verne’s classic novel, we embark on a journey around the world with a twist: our beloved C. elegans worm, affectionately named “Willy Worm”. Tired of living life confined to a petri dish, Willy Worm sets out to complete the journey in a mere 14 days, which is the typical lifespan of the species. Along the way, he will encounter various relatives and related species, making for an exciting and educational adventure.