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At October half term 2016, Gurdon Institute scientists were at the Cambridge Science Centre to explain why fruit flies are a good model for researching human disease

Stephanie Norwood, a PhD student in the Brand lab, spent three months working on public engagement activities with the Cambridge Science Centre (CSC) at its original Jesus Lane location. The CSC ran special activities for October 2016 half term on the theme of ‘Life in Miniature’, featuring microscopy, bacteria and mini-beasts. As part of this, Stephanie gave a talk on 24 October at 12pm and again at 2pm about ‘Why the Fly?’, describing the use of fruit flies as a model organism in biomedical research.  As the picture shows, the children were captivated by her presentation.


We have two posters from our events describing why we use flies in research.

For more information visit the CSC website.

Steph and audience at CSC