The Life Sciences Research Network coordinated an active science exhibition at this year’s Urdd National Eisteddfod in Bridgend, from 29th May to 3rd June.
Researchers, PhD and undergraduate students from Cardiff, Aberystwyth and Swansea Universities shared their science with the public of all ages, at the GwyddonLe Science Pavilion on the Eisteddfod field.
Professor Arywn Jones, Cardiff University said,
“The Urdd has announced that close to 90,000 people attended this year, highlighting this event as a major opportunity to showcase science performed at Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea Universities and funded by the Life Science Research Network Wales.”
Highlighted was the super complex human brain, healing damaged kidneys, computer modelling for drug discovery and interactive parasite displays.
A Giant Brain Dome proved a popular draw for younger children who bounced inside the giant brain.
Professor Arwyn Jones, Cardiff University said,
“This was a great opportunity to raise public awareness of the support the Life Science Research Network Wales is giving to Science in Wales in attempting to improve treatments for conditions such as cancer, dementia, microbial infections and kidney disease”.
Dr Andrea Brancale, Scientific Director, Life Sciences Research Network Wales said,
“We were delighted to be attending this year’s Urdd Eisteddfod to showcase a cross-section of some of the excellent research being undertaken in drug discovery across Wales”.