Outreach

The SMS has paired with the RMS to distribute their Microscopy Activity Kits around Scotland.

To learn more about what the kit contains follow the link to the RMS website below, or to book the kit for an event around Scotland, either email us directly or use the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Where our RMS Kit has been used around Scotland

Heriot-Watt Family Day, Edinburgh Science Festival, 14/04/19

"Paracetamol when you've got a headache. Antibiotics to treat an infection. Antacids to relieve heartburn. Everyone uses drugs at some point in their lives. But how do they work? And how are new drugs discovered in the first place? These were some of the questions central to Drug Lab, a workshop at the Heriot Watt University Family Fun Day, as part of the Edinburgh Science Festival. This workshop, run by PhD students of the Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering, took visitors on the fascinating journey of drug development through a series of small activities and demonstrations, ranging from microscopy to microfluidics. The workshop was a great success and we hope it inspired many young scientists-to-be!"

Boy Van Basten, a PhD student and member of the Postgraduate Society within the Institute of Biological Chemistry, Bioengineering and Biophysics (PoBBBs) at Heriot-Watt University, ran a workshop for the general public as part of the Heriot-Watt Family Day this April. This brought in thousands of people from Edinburgh and beyond to see what kind of research are being undertaking at Heriot-Watt.