MRC Festival of Medical Research : Supercytes

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Schools engagement


MRC Festival of Medical Research : Supercytes

Researchers from the CIR have been involved in the inaugural MRC Festival of Medical Research (18th - 26th June 2016), visiting Liberton High School, Boroughmuir High School, Dunbar Grammar School and East Linton Primary School to trial "Supercytes" - a new inflammation / immunology schools resource, in advance of future launch. This was constructed around our "Supercytes - the immune cell standoff" game, the development of which was funded by The University of Edinburgh, Wellcome Trust and MRC. The resource incorporates a presentation, short video about the CIR, a series of short, fun immune cell animations, the card game, a quiz, and a competition, complete with teacher's lesson plan integrated into the Curriculum for Excellence.
Period20 Jun 201624 Jun 2016
Event typeWorkshop
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map


  • Immunology
  • Inflammation
  • Games
  • Schools
  • Infection
  • Cells
  • Cartoons