public engagement

Careers Carousel at St Mary's School, Cambridge

On Thursday, 10 February 2017, members of the MRC MBU participated in a careers carousel at St Mary's School.

The aim of the event was to give Year 5 and 6 students a greater insight into some of the career options available to them, so that they are better informed in advance of making career choices.

The students were interested to learn how many different scientific and scientific-related roles exist in the MBU ... and enjoyed learning about our science through the use of Lego models, mitochondrial DNA sequencing puzzles and movies.

Broadening Horizons: Careers Fair for Primary School Students

On Friday, 9 December 2016 members of the MRC MBU participated in a careers fair for primary school students from Bassingbourn, Fowlmere, Foxton, Hauxton, Meldreth and Kings Hedges. The event was organised by Form the Future and held in the Lord Ashcroft Building at Anglia Ruskin University.

The aim of the event was to give years 5 and 6 students a greater insight into future career options. The students were keen to hear about life in the laboratory, mitochondria and energy conversion and enjoyed assembling Lego models of enzymes involved in these cellular processes.

Big Biology Day 2016

On Saturday, 15 October members of the MRC MBU, with a guest from the MRC Cancer Unit, participated in the Big Biology Day 2016 at Hills Road Sixth Form College.

Scientists explained the Unit's research with hands-on activities, such as crystallography, DNA sequencing puzzles and computer-based protein analysis.... and good use was made of the whiteboard!

The event was extremely well attended and our room was very busy all day - well done to our volunteers and thank you to all our visitors.

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