The Perse School

Year 10 take part in centenary event at Cambridge University Physiology Department

As part of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the University of Cambridge Physiology Department, a number of Year 10 students were invited to take part in an afternoon of hands-on activities showcasing current research and past achievements. Pupils had the opportunity to question current undergraduates and PhD students about their work and were given detailed practical instruction on a number of important experimental techniques.

Most of the displays were interactive, allowing students to recreate several Nobel Prize winning discoveries, including the use of jelly fish florescent protein to view activity in cells, embryo selection and IVF, and Hodgkin and Huxley’s experiments on nerve transmission in the squid giant axon. There was also plenty of exercise physiology on display for students to get involved with.

It was a thought provoking afternoon and we are grateful to the University for inviting our students to attend.

 

 
 
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