CLS Open Doors Day

Monday, November 10, 2014

As part of the Dundee Science Festival, the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, opens its door to the general public to come and learn about the science that takes place in the complex.  A variety of tours, demonstrations and interactive stalls were on offer, with over 400 visitors coming through the doors during the day.  DGEM had a number of activities and exhibits on show including; DNA bracelets to make and take away which represented a short section of the keratin gene, a model of skin to assemble from decorated lego bricks - this was timed and results displayed on the "lego leaderboard", which proved to be extremely popular with both young and old!; and also some H&E stained skin to view under the microscope, in addition to some fluorescent images on display in light-box units.  The popularity of these actvities was a little overwhelming at times but all those involved had a great time!  A big thanks to Lynda Weir, Karin Kroboth, Deena Leslie-Pedrioli, Vikas Hegde and Louise Stanley for helping out with this. We look forward to next year!