The CGEBM team have recently taken part in various public engagement across the region
At the end of May and beginning of June, the CGEBM team took part in various public engagement events educating a wide variety of people on the wonders of DNA.
At the Old Aberdeen Campus, two sessions were delivered as part of the May Festival School's Programme. Genes Unzipped! aimed to teach children between P5 and P7 about DNA. The children learnt about what things contain DNA, learnt how DNA is translated into proteins through an interactive activity using balloons and got hands-on experience extracting DNA from strawberries.
At HMP Grampian, members of the CGEBM team took part in Cell Block Science. An initiative established at the University of St. Andrews, and funded by the Wellcome Trust to be taken nationwide, which aims to educate inmates about the science being undertaken at university's close to them. The CGEBM team organised activities surrounding DNA, with fun facts about how DNA research impacts every day life, and had some great discussions about agriculture, personalised medicine and evolution.
For other public engagement activities carried out by the CGEBM, see our Impact page.