A researcher’s event: Where would we be without science?

Published: 05 August 2022

On the 22nd July, BioAscent attended a researcher’s event hosted by the Glasgow Science Centre in celebration of the centre’s 21st birthday.

Members of the BioAscent Biosciences and Compound Management teams attended with an interactive stall to communicate our role within the drug discovery process to the general public. Our stall consisted of various activities including matching the disease to the correct organ, feeding the cells and using a pipette to make colourful shapes and patterns in a 96-well plate. Additionally, we used 3D printed neurons and proteins, and posters to highlight the importance of making new medicines. 

Emma Woodham, Climate Change Programme Manager at Glasgow Science Centre commented:

“We were delighted to host the team from BioAscent at our 21st Birthday Festival. As part of our celebrations, we asked our visitors to consider 'where would we be without science?'. In order to do this, we connected visitors with real researchers and industry professionals from Scotland to explore the fantastic research and innovation happening here at the Glasgow Science Centre. Hands on activities like the activities designed by the BioAscent team are a fantastic way to highlight the wealth of career opportunities in science to young people.”

Glasgow Science Centre are hosting a variety of exciting upcoming events, including an event in celebration of British science week on the 16th-18th March 2023. 

At BioAscent, we are eager to exhibit at events to communicate the importance of the drug discovery process to the general public, and to inspire young people interested in science. To find out more about upcoming events that BioAscent are attending, click here. 

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