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Engagement Blog

Welcome to the Engagement Blog! This blog was created to allow Institute staff & students to share their stories and comments on public engagement events and activities as well as providing a space for our researchers to discuss scientific topics and about their life in the lab.

The views and opinions expressed here are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Babraham Institute.

Generating Genius

Emma Minihane and Richard Odle meet with students from Generating Genius to discuss career options in STEM.

31/07/2017

Inspiring the next generation of scientists?

Kirsti Hornigold, from Heidi Welch's group, ran science workshops for Year 2 and Year 3 at her childrens' school in Saffron Walden

25/07/2017

Speaking about genome folding in a pub – my Pint of Science experience

Clara Novo, a Post-doctoral research scientist in the Rugg-Gunn lab, describes how the Pint of Science scheme and collaboration with a jewellery maker have brought her research to a new audience.

14/07/2017

Pint of Science – Where science meets beer and art

Dorotty Horkai, from the Institute's Lipidomics Facility, explains how she helped organise this years Pint Of Science festival in Cambridge

26/06/2017

Epigenetics and forget-me-nots

Fatima Santos, a member of Wolf Reik's group, recently spoke about Epigenetics to the 'Forget-me-not' 'Club in Abington.

05/06/2017

Making noise at a local library!

Chiara Pantarelli, a student in the Welch group, explained how scientific research is managed and talked about some of her findings during a visit to Willingham Library

31/05/2017

Art meets science for Babraham Primary School

Simon Walker, Head of the Institute's Imaging Facility, describes the art/science workshop he coordinated for a local primary school

12/05/2017

Marching for Science

Babraham researchers joined the March for Science rally in London. In the following blog, PhD researcher from the Reik Lab, Julia Spindel shares her experience of the event:

25/04/2017

Can you print an organ in a 3D printer?

Joerg Stange, a member of the Institute's Immunology programme, discusses the use of organoids in research and his experience of taking part in the Cambridge Science Festival 2017.

18/04/2017

By Joerg Stange

Babraham Institute Molecular Explorer’s Exhibit at the Cambridge Science Festival

Chiara Pantarelli, a PhD student in Heidi Welch's research group, shares her motivations and experience of this fun weekend, hands-on festival event.

23/03/2017

Go Dutch!

Guest blogger Malcolm Moss explains how the Dutch Technasium approach recognises the demand for students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to ensure they can contribute and be happy as global citizens in the 21st century

21/03/2017

Onderzoek & Ontwerpen!

Boo Virk, Dorottya Horkai and Mike Hinton describe their visit to Sophianum School in the Netherlands to launch five challenge projects as part of the national Technasium scheme.

16/03/2017

Ageing research and sociology

Group Leader Geoff Butcher muses on his recent visit to a local community group to talk about ageing research at the Babraham Institute.
 

17/02/2017

University and life in the lab – sharing experience of early-stage research careers

Emma, a first-year PhD student in the Cook research group, reflects on the careers discussion sessions she led with students from the University Technical College in Cambridge.

15/02/2017

Learning more about Public Engagement

Michael Hinton, part of the Public Engagement team, describes his experiences of working with the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE)

20/01/2017

By Michael Hinton

Twelve Engagement Highlights of 2016

Having spent a year as Public Engagement Manager, Tacita looks back at some of the highlights of a very busy 12 months.

29/12/2016

By Tacita Croucher

Celebrating the toolmakers: an appreciation of Roger Tsien

In this blog piece, Simon Walker, Head of the Institute’s Imaging Facility, discusses the work of the late Nobel Prize winner Roger Tsien.

14/12/2016

Home-education family visit to the labs

In October, Juan Rodriguez-Molina, a postdoctoral researcher in the Casanueva Lab hosted a group of home-educated children at the Institute. Here he discusses how it went and what he learnt from the day.

17/10/2016

My Nuffield research placement - a student's view

Every summer the Babraham Institute welcomes sixth-form students into its laboratories for the four-week Nuffield Placement Scheme . Here, Austin See describes his experience in the Bioinformatics facility.

30/08/2016

Technasium - a new outreach project with Dutch students

Michael Hinton, part of the Public Engagement Team, explains how much he enjoyed the challenge of an outreach project with a school from The Netherlands

31/07/2016

By Michael Hinton

Extracting DNA - back to school in Histon

Lucy Field, a Research Assistant in Jon Houseley's lab, visited her primary school in Histon to tell them about her research and her career.

dna | primary |

18/05/2016