Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health

Immune Army

Babraham Institute's immune army is back in action!

The Babraham Institute's immune army and a host of enthusiastic researchers are reporting for duty again this month for the annual Big Biology Day at Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge.

The Babraham Institute's Immune Army: Weapons of Microscopic Destruction exhibit brings the Institute's immunology research to life. The team and exhibit will be explaining how your immune system keeps you safe from attack and what the latest research tells us about how the immune system changes as we age. This research has important implications for potential treatments for people with immune deficiencies and in helping to counter the decline in immune fitness seen as we age.

Visitors to the exhibit will be able to use magnetic antibodies to combat infections in our life-sized characters Rudy and Grandma and enter the world of antibodies, discovering how the body can make over 10 billion different types and make antibodies to take home.

If you are unable to attend Big Biology Day you can still get a taste of what's on offer by visiting the immune army website. The website includes a short video presenting the immune army, games and downloadable resources.

Weapons of Microscopic destruction is one of many exhibits at Big Biology Day, which takes place at Hills Road Sixth Form College from 10.00 until 4.00 on Saturday 15th October. The event is free and open to the public.

Further information can be found on the Big Biology Day event page

Event Time & Dates

Starts10:00 am - 15/10/2016
Ends04:00 pm - 15/10/2016

Event Details

Contact Michael Hinton
LocationHills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge


4 October, 2016