BioDiscovery – showcasing the Biological and Biomedical Sciences for British Science Week

by | Mar 3, 2021

To celebrate British Science Week, we are showcasing the Biosciences, with online resources developed by researchers, lecturers, staff and students at The University of Manchester.

Aimed at secondary school pupils (years 7-11) and the general public, the online resources have been designed and created to showcase the fabulous research and teaching taking place in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences at the University.

Featuring online videos, activities and exhibits, participants are able to take part in virtual tours, see the rare and beautiful Sylvia’s tree frog here in Manchester and 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, and 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. A virtual tour of the animal unit can be viewed and insights are provided into neuroimaging techniques and how brain inflammation disorders develop.

Resources can be accessed via the University’s British Science Week pages, or via this link:

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