BioTechniques Science Song Parody Award: submissions closed, voting open

Written by Tristan Free

The submissions are now closed for the 2019 BioTechniques Award for Song Parody of the Year and voting is open! See all the submissions below and vote for your favorite at the end.

So without further ado, let’s get learning from this year’s entries:

Yale MD-PhD classes of 2016-2018

Coming in hot with a Britney themed video is the Yale MDPhD original classes of 2016, 2017, and 2018, making a plea to graduate their dual degrees soon, to the tune of “Baby One More Time”.

UCSD Neurosciences Graduate Program

Next up we have the folks from the UCSD Neurosciences Graduate Program and Neuro Transmissions, a channel we LOVE here at BioTechniques, with “POSTDOC ME NOW.”

“We get it, grad school is hard. That’s why we made a whole music video about it. When you get to the end of your PhD, it’s time to say, “POSTDOC ME NOW!”

A Capella Science

From A Cappella Science, we have a sensuous song of molecular machines, covering the design, function and implementation of nanobots.

Jam Campus

Now we go from nanobots to one of life’s fundamental principals. Jam Campus takes us through the theory of evolution, channeling their inner Drake to recreate “God’s Plan.”

Science Mom

Science Mom develops Simon and Garfunkel’s melancholy “Sound of Silence” to extol the scientific process and document her school visits and demonstrations.


AsapSCIENCE take on Ariana Grande’s song “Breathin” to hit home the importance of breathing and the mechanisms that are required to make it happen.

College Collection Academy

Our final entry is from the students at the College Connection Academy, who were asked to transform a chapter from their Science textbooks into a song parody. Will they get your vote for this year’s BioTechniques Song Parody Award?

So those are your entries for this year’s BioTechniques Song Parody Award and now it’s time to get voting! Select your favorite video below.

If your favorite entry wins, not only will they gain some serious bragging rights, but they will also be featured on the BioTechniques website permanently, so that you can learn more about them, their love for science and their video.

24 June 2019- Voting is now closed.