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 Hannah King to arrange it.

Activities for post-16 students

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