Edinburgh Research Explorer

Presenter : Explorathon '16

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Festival/Exhibition

Abstract

Explorathon/Curiosity Forest
I designed and presented a stall at the science festival Curiosity Forest, explaining human skin architecture to family audience, as well as co-expression analysis to adults. For the family audience, the participants learn a little about skin structures, through “skin craft” (hair, sebaceous gland, sweat gland, epidermis, fat). The participants are also asked to “make their own skin” by cutting/sticking together paper-craft. There was also a digital microscope for the participants to examine their own skin.For the adult audience, I demonstrated the basis of co-expression analysis by asking them to pick a handful of coloured beads and plotting their numbers onto a graph. The example illustrate the ability of identifying whether two things increase/decrease at the same time when a large number of measurements are made.

Attending event

Explorathon 2016: European Researchers' Night

Duration30 Sep 20161 Oct 2016
CityEdinburgh
CountryUnited Kingdom
Degree of recognitionLocal event

Event: Other

ID: 128596348