“Science is not separate from the arts, and the arts are not separate from science. It happens all around us everywhere and at this very moment.” Dr. Anna Zakrisson (aka “Doctor Anna”) is a Ph. D. biologist and science communicator with degrees from world-renowned institutions such as Cambridge University and Max-Planck Institute, as well as several years of business experience as VP, Head of Content at ZAGENO.
However, she threw the bowlines, left her executive job, and set sail on a journey together with artists and scientists hoping to share the beauty of the natural world with all its conflicting impressions: pain and happiness, ugliness and beauty, all of which are equally authentic sides of us.
The close collaboration with her partner, opera singer Joa Helgesson, has opened for new ways of communicating science and has enriched both of them in their artistic, scientific and literary output, particularly by increasing their awareness of the importance of authenticity.
They also produce the podcast: Doctor Anna’s Imaginarium together where they question medical claims they find on social media.
Doctor Anna successfully walks the borderlands between academia, business, and the arts. Doctor Anna’s Imaginarium is an online outreach platform with over 30,000 followers on social media and thousands of readers, viewers, and listeners, per month. annazakrisson.com