Dr Maja Divjak is the inaugural Biomedical Animator at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, where she is creating animations about cellular and molecular mechanisms leading to cancer. Maja completed her PhD in molecular Biology at Monash University before moving into scientific sales. A chance meeting with world-renowned Biomedical Animator Dr Drew Berry at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute opened the doors to the wonderful world of science animation. Maja then pursued her dream of becoming a Biomedical Animator, studying Multimedia at Swinburne and 3D animation at the Australian Film Television and Radio School. She was then offered a coveted fellowship with Dr Berry at WEHI and has been animating professionally ever since.
Maja’s creations have exhibited twice at the Vivid Festival of Light, Music and Ideas and have won multiple awards including Best of Show for both Science and Health categories at the Doctors Without Borders Film Festival, Best Documentary Short, Award of Excellence at the Vegas Movie Awards and Official Selection at the international science film festival, SCINEMA. Her latest production was awarded the Premier Award and Medical Education Award in the Multimedia, Interactive Learning and Website Division at BioImages 22 and included in the extremely competitive Computer Animation Festival at SIGGRAPH Asia 22.
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