Incredible Immunology

A family fun day focusing on our immune systems will be held at Dundee Science Centre this weekend (Saturday 9 May 2015).

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Researchers from the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee will be bringing our ‘incredible immunology’ to life, with a host of family-friendly interactive stands including the Stem Cell Wheel of Fortune.  Visitors will also be able to make their own snot, compete in remote control car races and ball games and take part in a cell sorting challenge.

Sam Wallace, Operations Manager, Dundee Science Centre said, “We are delighted to be working along with our partners at the University of Dundee in delivering a really exciting day to engage the local community on the topic of Incredible Immunology. Visitors will have the opportunity to take part in fun, interactive activities and meet experts currently carrying out research in this area. Many will remember the Magic Microbes event last year which proved to be extremely popular.”

Meanwhile, Paul Crocker, Head of the Division of Cell Signalling and Immunology, University of Dundee commented, “As an immunologist, I never cease to be amazed at the ingenuity of our immune system which is able to fight off billions of germs that attack our bodies every day.   We hope that our ‘Incredible Immunology’ event will inspire members of the public to get an insight into how our immune system works through a series of highly interactive stands that are both fun and educational.  It will also give us an opportunity to explain what we do in the lab and why this is important.”

The event is included as part of normal admission.

Dundee Science Centre is open daily from 10am-5pm. For further information, please telephone 01382 228800 or visit http://www.dundeesciencecentre.org.uk/.

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