Researchers from the Department of Plant Sciences, Sainsbury Laboratory, National Institute of Agricultural Biology (NIAB) and across the biological disciplines took part in the Cambridge Science Festival 2016 to show how modern, data-driven technologies are used to understand plants from molecular to ecosystem level.
Feedback from Plant Sciences & Life Sciences Marquee at the Cambridge Science Festival 2016:
I cannot be more grateful for having access to all this knowledge – Thank you so much!
“I had a great time explaining our research and putting it in context at the Science Festival and am already looking forward to next year!” Sarah Kaewert, Biological Anthropology
“It’s been refreshing to be asked a variety of questions from kids of all ages. It’s really about thinking how to connect with what we do in the lab and the implications to the wider public. It’s been a lot of fun!” Payam Mehrshah, Plant Metabolism, Plant Sciences
“Really good experience because you have to communicate your science to all levels. You have great conversation and you learn a lot! Huw Jones, NIAB
“I hope you have us in the marquee again next year! It was great to be able to be part of such a wide variety of subjects and show how science can be applied in so many different ways. It’s been an incredible experience and I’m looking forward for next year.”
“We are so lucky in Cambridge! It’s amazing things we have available at your door step. We have friends that came from outside Cambridge, just to come to the marquee.” Visitor
“Thank you. It’s been an amazing morning”, Visitor
Plant and Life Sciences Marquee event listing can be found here.
Selection of videos shown at this event:
Why Plant Science: Students talk about why it's great studying plant science at Cambridge
Opti-Oat NIAB - Optimising oat yield quality to deliver sustainable product and economic impact