Babraham Institute at the Cambridge Science Festival
The Cambridge Science Festival is back for 2017! Running from the 13th – 26th March, the festival welcomes everyone to explore and discuss science through talks, hands-on activities, performances, exhibitions, tours and films.
This year, the Babraham Institute is supporting a number of events providing you with a lots of opportunities to meet our researchers and find out more about science at the Institute. Our events include, panel discussions about epigenetics and the use of organoids in research, hands-on activities with our Molecular Explorer’s exhibit at The Guildhall, the showcase of a new multidimensional science/art piece (including a virtual reality experience) AND a chance to join us for a drink and chat to our researchers.
Each of our events are briefly detailed below, but click through for full information and information on how to register.
CHROMOS – zoom into the 3D structure of our chromosomes
13th March, 7 – 9pm – The Hidden Rooms, Cambridge
Babraham Institute geneticists study how DNA packaging affects gene expression, in turn influencing our health, longevity and much more. To further explore their data they have been collaborating with visual artist Andy Lomas and musician Max Cooper to turn their research into multidimensional art. Join writer and broadcaster, Kat Arney and the project team to climb inside the data and find out what it really means.
Mini-me: How 3D Organoids are Revolutionising Research
15th March, 6 – 8pm – Buckingham House, Murray Edwards College
Petri-dishes filled with beating hearts and firing neurons - it's the stuff of science fiction! Join us for an interactive panel discussion with Joerg Stange from the Babraham Institute as well as researchers from the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, Sanger Institute and Gurdon Institute. The panel discussion will be followed by wine, nibbles and a chance to chat with researchers.
Babraham Institute Molecular Explorers
18th-19th March, All day – The Guildhall, Cambridge
Scientists at the Babraham Institute are trying to answer some tough questions about how our bodies work and how they change as we age. They need your help! Step into our pop-up lab and take part in some experiments to become a Babraham Institute Molecular Explorer. Will your research help us to understand even more?
Epigenetics: DNA Does Not Account for everything
21st March, 6 – 8pm – Buckingham House, Murray Edwards College
The same script can result in many different productions of a play. Increasingly, we are coming to understand DNA in the same way. Join us for an interactive panel discussion chaired by Nessa Carey, with Myriam Hemberger from the Babraham Institute as well as researchers from the Stem Cell Institute, Sanger Institute and Gurdon Institute. The panel discussion will be followed by wine, nibbles and a chance to chat with researchers.