NIHR HPRU in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections Public Engagement Activities during British Science Week
HPRU EZI Activities during British Science Week
On 15, 16 and 17 March 2016, during British Science Week, we organised three workshops at the University of Liverpool for school children aged 13 and 14. During the workshops the pupils learnt about infectious bugs, and why studying DNA is important for life and in particular to fight infections. All children had an opportunity to extract DNA from strawberries and bananas, as well as prepare slides and observe through a microscope their own cheek cells and mosquitos that can transmit infections.
Posted on: 28/03/2016