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Wellcome to the Srinivas Group Public Engagement web page on developmental biology!  

 passionate about engaging public with wonders of developmental biology


We collaborate with Micron, a Wellcome Trust funded Advanced Imaging Unit in Oxford, and the Mommersteeg group to bring a taste of cutting edge research to the public of all ages and backgrounds using a variety of approaches, from sticker sheets to virtual reality.



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“Thank you so much to you and your team for your wonderful stall. There was a constant buzz around it.” Dr. Lorna Robinson, organiser, Iris Festival of Ancient and Modern Sciences 

“I love how you modelled hearts in Minecraft “ A young participant,  2017 OSF

“Fascinating area of research” An adult participant, 2017 OSF


Events and Activities

Srinivas-Mommersteeg-Micron Public Engagement team

2017 June - Oxfordshier Science Festival, Oxford Town Hall - Mice, Fish, Chicks and Me!

2017 Feb - Iris Festival of Ancient and Modern Sciences

2016 June - Oxfordshire Science Festival, Oxford Town Hall


Srinivas group activities: 

2017 November - One day outreach session on human heart and embryos at Nature School, Timbaktu Collective, Chennekothapalli Village, Andhra Pradesh, India, 40 residential students aged 5-10.

2016 August - One day outreach session on developmental biology and career in scientific research at Auroville, Udavi School STEM Land, Tamil Nadu, India, ~20 students aged 15-17.


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Supporting the community

 We support public engagement activities by others by offering members of University of Oxford the free use our PE kits.

If you wish to borrow our materials, please contact Tomoko Watanabe (  A catalogue of our kits is available here



Others who have used our materials:

2016 November- Metta Pratt (Pathology) at Oxford University Museum of Natural History’s Super Science Saturday

2017 May – Cristina Villa (DPAG) at Canada British Science Week at Instituto Espanol Vicente Canada Blanch, London “The participants were 16-year old students and they enjoyed the embryos the most, particularly zebrafish, since it had a heartbeat. They also found the similarities between embryonic development fascinating” 

2017 June – Dr Caroline Bergman (Vet Services) at BHF Funding day at the New College School, Oxford, “Excellent feedback, children loved it” 

2017 July – Metta Pratt (Pathology) at The Torch Summer School, “The audience was particularly impressed with being able to take apart the hearts and look inside them.”



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We use Zeiss Microscopes