On Saturday 24th of March we are delighted to be joined again in ASCUS Lab by cardiovascular science PhD researchers Rebecca Wafer, Teodora Aldea and Emmanouil Solomonidis, who will share different aspects of their research at the The British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence at the University of Edinburgh.
Model Organisms & Making Mutants
4pm-7pm, Sat 24th Mar 2018
Cardiovascular disease kills one person every three minutes in the UK, therefore research into its causes and future treatments is vital. Join us in ASCUS Lab for a hands-on workshop that explores what animal models are and how and why they are vital for scientific imaging and furthering heart health research. During this workshop you will also get to see and do genetic modification for yourself using one of the common methods employed in current science research. You will also get to do part of the process of DNA analysis and see the results as well as getting hands on with extracting some DNA for yourself! If DNA and the complex processes of molecular biology is something you’ve been wondering about or you’re just plain old curious then come along and join us in discovering what scientists really get up to behind the scenes in working research laboratories!
Note: tissue samples being used on the day will be from mice and zebrafish provided by cardiovascular scientists conducting scientific research into human health.
What will be covered:
(please arrive 10/15mins before the start time as we will begin promptly at the advertised time)
If for reasons outside your control you have registered and are no longer able to make it then please make sure to cancel your registration so that someone else can take your space.
About the researchers
Rebecca Wafer, Teodora Aldea and Emmanouil Solomonidis, are Ph.D candidates at the Centre for Cardiovascular Science, University of Edinburgh.