Biological and Biomedical Sciences showcased in new online resources

Tue, 16 Mar 2021 15:01:00 GMT

Staff and students from our Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health have designed and created a set of BioDiscovery resources that showcase the exceptional research and teaching taking place in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences at the University.

Aimed at secondary school pupils (years 7-11) and the general public, the resources feature online videos, activities and exhibits that participants can take part in, including;

  • virtual tours
  • see the rare and beautiful Sylvia’s tree frog here in Manchester
  • learn about the fruit fly’s amazing role in research
  • Professor Sheena Cruickshank explains how what you eat affects your immune system as part of a BBC production
  • Bubble-PAPR show how a new, innovative form of PPE has been developed by clinicians at the University (in partnership with Wythenshawe Hospital), to protect NHS staff against COVID-19.
  • neuroimaging techniques, how brain inflammation disorders develop and the secrets of the mummies and ancient DNA.
  • a virtual tour of the animal unit

Organised by Dr Shazia Chaudhry, Dr Katherine Hinchliffe and Dr Lisa Swanton from the School of Biological Sciences, BioDiscovery aims to encourage enthusiasm, fun and discovery in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences, both in school pupils and the wider public, offering an inspirational exploration of science.

The resources were launched to coincide with British Science Week (8-13 March) and can be viewed on the BioDiscovery site.