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Genetics at the Cambridge Science Festival

last modified Mar 22, 2016 04:13 PM

Above :  "Science Festival" is written with standard lab bacteria (E.coli). The letters are expressing Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP), so they also fluoresce under UV light.

This year the Department of Genetics made significant contributions to the Cambridge Science Festival, with events in both the marquee and in the Department running over the weekend of 12-13 March.

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Above: Channelling that inner Van Gogh - Art meets science! An image of a jellyfish was used because GFP can be isolated from the Crystal Jellyfish

>> See our page about the Department of Genetics contribution to activities in the Plant and Life Sciences Marquee

 

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Image above : Visitors proudly display their impressive gummy bear DNA

>> See our page about Science Festival activities in the Department of Genetics