There is a bewildering array of career choices available to young people. To broaden college students’ perspectives on job types in STEM industries, the MRC MBU participated in an IT careers event for students in Years 11-13 at University Technical College (UTC Cambridge).
On Saturday, 17 October 2015, members of the MRC MBU showcased the Unit’s work at the Cambridge Big Biology Day event, held at Hills Road Sixth Form College.
Proteins are molecular machines in our body that perform many different tasks. They have a defined structure that can be determined using a technique called X-ray crystallography.
At the event, visitors grew crystals of protein, a pre-requisite for crystallography, and looked at and analysed their structures using the latest computer programs.