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 Naomi Cave to arrange it.

Activities for post-16 students

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

Soapbox Science

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.

Would you like to be involved? We also need volunteers (any gender welcome!) to assist with the running of the event of the day. If you are interested, please contact Kate Nobes or Caroline McKinnon.

Einstein's Garden Workshop 2016 

Researchers are invited to a public engagement workshop on 22 March (10am-4pm) at the Graduate School of Education. Led by Einstein’s Garden biomedical scientists and creative practitioners (designers, performers and makers) can share perspectives and spark ideas around playful science engagement. Following the workshop, Einstein’s Garden will collaborate with a number of University of Bristol researchers to produce a project at this year’s Green Man Festival on the theme of complexity. For more information  and to apply online click here or contact Ellen Dowell.