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London International Youth Science Forum Visit the CGTRM

17 August 2022

The London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) is a two-week science summer camp for students aged 16-21 from around the world. During the summer camp, students visit world class laboratories and science universities. In the first visit to the department since 2019, ten LIYSF students had the opportunity to jump into an immersive experience with some of our researchers and technical staff.

Anna Salowka, Research Technician in the Spagnoli Lab, began the day with a seminar on stem cell biology, gene therapy, and the research we undertake at the CGTRM. This was followed by a tour of our state-of-the-art facilities by Technical Manager Matteo Battilocchi. The students then got to work, extracting DNA from strawberries and bananas at the lab bench, utilising the real tools our scientists use every day. This was led by Inês Tomás, a Research Assistant in the Watt Lab, who walked the students through the technical steps of the process and challenged them to think on how they could improve.

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