The School of Biochemistry is committed to raising public awareness of its world-class research activities. Every year we organise opportunities for local people of all ages to talk to and interact with scientists from the School.
We provide several events for school-aged pupils to visit the School and our researchers also visit schools and community-based groups to talk about their work.
Biochemists are concerned with understanding how living organisms work. This covers a lot of ground, and our research interests reflect this.
At the more chemical end of Biochemistry, we have researchers studying the structure of enzymes to allow them to design novel drugs for diseases such as malaria.
At the more biological end of the spectrum, we have researchers working with whole cells to understand the basis of diseases including heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
If you would like a member of the School of Biochemistry to visit your school or community group, please email Naomi Cave to arrange it.
The School of Biochemistry will be joining in the fun of Einstein's Garden at the Green Man Festival 18-21 August in the beautiful Brecon Beacons.
In collaboration with a puppet maker, we have created a dynamic 3D space representative of a cell which can be explored by a small group to experience the complexity of the cellular environment, in particular representing the central dogma (DNA-RNA-protein, transcription, translation etc.) and protein folding. There are also themes of DNA damage response and genome editing. The team involved are half from Biochemistry and half BrisSynBio.
Tickets are available now! http://www.greenman.net/