Engaging the public in our research

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.

About our research

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.

Arrange a visit with biochemistry experts

If you would like a member of the School of Biochemistry to visit your school or community group, please email Alex Thompson to arrange it.

Activities for post-16 students

Find out more about our schools week and other activities for 16 to 18 year-olds.

Art of Science

The Art of Science exhibition returns in November 2015 and we are very keen to invite both primary and secondary schools to participate. We are looking for pupils, individually or as part of a group, to create their own artwork on their take on 'science'. This could be something you are currently studying in science lessons as part of the curriculum, or something completely different - the choice is yours! We will exhibit your submissions alongside those from the researchers within the University and we invite you to join us to view your artwork in the exhibition in our state of the art Life Sciences Building. Activities will be available for younger pupils to participate in, while, for older students, this is a fantastic opportunity to chat to researchers from a wide range of disciplines. Sessions will run from Mon 9th - Friday 13th November. Prefer not to submit your own artwork but still interested in coming to see the exhibition? No problem! All are welcome to attend!

For more information or to book please contact Emily Coyte 

Cellular Fireworks by Sonam Gurung, Molly Lakin and Charlotte Severn