Science starts with a desire to answer the unanswered; a fascination with what makes us, us. And for many scientists, this feeling stems from a specific question, usually at a young age.

Alejandra Solache’s innate need to understand the mysteries of the human body had her on a quest for knowledge when she was a child. Now as Senior Vice President of R&D at Abcam, her work provides a crucial stepping stone to other scientists and represents that we never work in isolation.

Love Letters to Science is a series of short films in which five scientists share the story of how they fell in love with science – and how it helped them find their collaborators, their people, and their community.

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explains how he came to be solving one of the world’s largest health burdens.


shares his fascination with how we develop – and how science saved his life.


uses science to answer a fundamental question: what makes us human?

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shares why we should feel optimistic about getting older.

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