Above: The team in the Department of Genetics
For the Cambridge Science Festival 2016, the Department of Genetics opened its doors, and organised several activities on the theme of ‘Genes and Heredity’ for children and adults.
Visitors could create a DNA helix made of gummy bears or origami paper.
Image above : Visitors proudly display their impressive gummy bear DNA
Also people could observe fruit flies with genetic variations and at different developmental stages, or perform climbing assays.
Image above: Visitors looking at fruit flies at various stages of development
Image above: Visitors perform climbing assays with young & old fruit flies
Several posters explained some of the research undertaken in the Department.
Image above : The FlyBase team with their poster
In addition, twelve outstanding scientific pictures from the researchers in the department were exhibited for the first Genetics Photo Contest, and visitors' votes contributed to the final results.
Photos : Alix Rey