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Looking for Work Experience in Science Communication? July 16, 2010

Posted by qmresearchers in Career Ideas, Science Communication.

This morning, my colleagues and I visited the wonderful ‘Centre of the Cell‘ at the Blizard Institute, Whitechapel. It is part of Queen Mary, School of Medicine and Dentistry and is a large, orange pod (see image) suspended within the Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science.

School children and adults are taken into the pod where they witness a ‘futuristic science experience’. There are numerous interactive activities illustrating a range of principles including ‘how to culture cells’ and ‘the journey of a patient with Cystic Fibrosis.’ I have to say that we had a really great time playing ‘cell top trumps’ and seeing ourselves projected on the overhead screens. Yes, we waved when we saw ourselves!

As part of the many outreach programmes run by Queen Mary, the organisers at the Centre of the Cell are always looking for volunteers to help with shows etc. If you are thinking of working in the area of science communication, this would be a useful experience. You can contact Vikhas Chechi (vik@centreofthecell.org) for more information.



1. John Howitt - July 18, 2010

I am sure that many of your readers will make great use of the following sites developed for the purpose of easing searchnig the web: http://research.page.co.uk

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