Animals in science
Cambridge science festival
Engagement with research
Pint of science
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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.
Emma Minihane and Richard Odle meet with students from Generating Genius to discuss career options in STEM.
Kirsti Hornigold, from
Heidi Welch's group, ran science workshops for Year 2 and Year 3 at her childrens' school in Saffron Walden
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.
Fatima Santos, a member of
Wolf Reik's group, recently spoke about Epigenetics to the 'Forget-me-not' 'Club in Abington.
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
Simon Walker, Head of the Institute's
Imaging Facility, describes the art/science workshop he coordinated for a local primary school
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:
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.
Chiara Pantarelli, a PhD student in
Heidi Welch's research group, shares her motivations and experience of this fun weekend, hands-on festival event.
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 21
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.
Geoff Butcher muses on his recent visit to a local community group to talk about ageing research at the Babraham Institute.
Having spent a year as Public Engagement Manager, Tacita looks back at some of the highlights of a very busy 12 months.
In this blog piece,
Simon Walker, Head of the Institute’s Imaging Facility, discusses the work of the late Nobel Prize winner Roger Tsien.
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.
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
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.