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 would like to encourage participation in Soapbox Science 2016. This will be held in Broadmead on Saturday July 16th 2016 and will allow enthusiastic female speakers to share their work with the wider public. For more information please visit soapboxscience.org.
Researchers are invited to a public engagement workshop on 22 March (10am-4pm) at the Graduate School of Education. Led by Einstein’s Garden biomedic