STEM Insight Programme at the Babraham Institute

STEM Insight Programme at the Babraham Institute

The Babraham Institute is pleased to announce that it will be participating in the STEM Insight Programme in October 2016.  The scheme, supported by the Biochemical Society and the National STEM Learning Centre and Network is a joint initiative between industry and education that aims to provide teachers with an authentic experience of what takes place in modern scientific organisations.  The scheme will provide teachers with exposure to a wide range of business areas, giving them an understanding of the variety of careers and skills required by young people to be successful in scientific industries.

The Institute has two available spaces for A level biology teachers from the 17th – 24th October 2016. The placement based at the Babraham Research Campus will include hands-on experience in Institute research and scientific facility laboratories, visits to companies co-located on the campus and sessions with scientific support departments such as commercialisation, public engagement and science communication.
Research areas:
Epigenetics - how reversible chemical modifications of our DNA can control access to the information stored within our genome.
Nuclear Dynamics - how the genomic thread is folded and packaged in 3D to facilitate and coordinate the expression of thousands of genes.
Lymphocyte Signalling and Development - how cells of the immune system develop and function, allowing us to fight infections and disease throughout our life.
Signalling - how cells communicate internally and with other cells.

Scientific facilities:
Bioinformatics | Biological Chemistry | Biological Support Unit | Flow Cytometry | Gene Targeting | Imaging | Lipidomics | Mass Spectrometry | Sequencing

Science support departments:
Public Engagement

Applications are now invited for this scheme via the STEM Learning website:
Applications need to be received by 30 June 2016.
Read the description from February’s placement teachers to get an insight into what to expect.