Read her winning entry: "I have seen the future and it's all in the genes"
In an interview with the Imperial College news department, she says that she was trying to write something that would be interesting to those who don't do much reading about science.
I wanted to write an essay which was accessible and I was really pleased when friends of mine, who never normally read anything scientific, said they had read it and enjoyed it. Big influences on me include Craig Ventor’s biography and Nature Futures, the science-fiction writing forum.She herself is involved in research that sounds pretty science fictional:
I am currently a member of Imperial College’s iGEM team, the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition, which attracts teams from around the world to spend the summer working in the field of synthetic biology to design a functional biological machine.
I wouldn't be surprised to hear more about the Imperial College team after the iGEM Jamboree in November.