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Big Bang Bristol

14 July 2017

On July 6th and 7th, the Trinity Centre in Bristol became the venue for the first ever Big Bang Bristol Science Fair. Organised by the University of Bristol and the Bristol and Bath Branch of the British Science Association, this free event was comprised of 3 schools sessions and 1 public session. Both the Enterprise zone and Research zone were packed with exhibitors ready to inspire people to study a wide variety of STEMM subjects.

The School of Biochemistry joined forces with CMM to produce a stall that took people on a journey through the cell: starting with a DNA extraction, showing how this becomes transcribed and translated into protein…..and pupils found out what happens to the production of proteins when there are changes in the sequence. We then discussed the implications for this with regards to disease and how we can use protein tags to study this using fluorescent microscopy.

Over 800 people attended the event and we would like to thank the organisers for inviting us to participate and everyone who took part. 

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