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.
“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
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.
Supporting the community
We support public engagement activities by others by offering members of University of Oxford the free use our PE kits.
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.”
We use Zeiss Microscopes