The European Researchers' Night is a scientific dissemination event held simultaneously in cities all over Europe on the last Friday in September. Researchers are the protagonists, showing the diversity of science and technology and their impact on the lives of citizens. This initiative is organized within the H2020 framework programme through the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA).
For the third year in a row, CiMUS will participate in this day taking place in Santiago de Compostela with several scientific workshops for all audiences:
"Biotechnology with colours" (DNA workshop -Groups Molecular Oncology Laboratory & DNA Repair and Genome Integrity). Using ingredients that can be found in any kitchen, we will extract DNA from a fruit. Besides, we will show you a method commonly used on a daily basis to make DNA easily visible.
With "coloured" bacterial cultures we will demonstrate how by manipulating the genome we are able to modify some features of living beings. Small changes in the genetic "code" make it change its colour.
"The engine of life" (heart workshop - Group Cardiovascular Area). "When one doors closes, another opens”. Do you know that your heart beats rhythmically 100,000 times a day, pumping more than 7,500 liters of blood non-stop! It could fill your car's tank more than 100 times! But, what happens when something goes wrong?…This workshop will show you how the heart works and its structure. We will look at the most common problems and the best way to deal with them for a healthy heart.
The Universidade de Santiago de Compostela is one of the organizing bodies.
For further info, please visit gnight.gal