Science specialist asks ‘is there a party in my genes?’

Science lecturers from the University of Wolverhampton are holding an informal evening of discussion and demonstrations in a local city centre pub - exploring the theme of genetics.

Science Shack is a public engagement scheme which has seen the team from the Faculty of Science & Engineering visiting local schools and community venues to unravel the mystery of science – encouraging audience participation and interaction through physical demonstrations and showing science off through performance, theatre, illusions and mind tricks.

Dr Martin Khechara, Lecturer in Biomedical Science (Microbiology) at the University of Wolverhampton, said: “Our aim is to make science less highbrow by taking it into the heart of our community and performing it in a way that people can easily understand. 

“At our next informal gathering we will be looking a bit closer at genetics – touching on the subject of creating babies with multiple parents and making our own DNA on the premises!

“We have guest speakers lined up to talk about genetic regulation and human genetics as well as a Biomedical Scientist from the Heart of England NHS Trust who will be telling us what it’s like to test for and diagnose cancer.”

The Science Shack team will be at The Cuban Exchange on Thursday 20th October 2016 from 7.00 pm until 9.30 pm and the event is open to anyone over 18.  For more information about the Faculty of Science & Engineering, check out the website and for more information about Science Shack, check them out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/TN4fXXzHZMM or follow them on Twitter @ScienceShack.

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Date Issued:  12th October 2016

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