Final-year IITM student Corinna Kulicke features in a video aimed at teaching school children how antibodies can be used as tools in biomedical research. As part of the public engagement activities at the MRC Human Immunology Unit at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, researchers there have designed a set of tools to help teach 10-11 year-olds about science. Partnering with Abingdon Science Partnership, the team identified learning objectives in the national science curriculum they could fulfil whilst aiming to increase engagement and participation in science. The tools will hopefully be used by teachers in schools in the local area.
The tool Corinna helped to deliver is an educational video showcasing some of the ways we use antibodies in a biomedical research laboratory to help answer questions about health and disease. Antibodies are important components of the immune system, but scientists have also engineered ways to make use of them in the lab too. Corinna explores two ways; microscopy and flow cytometry, in which antibodies have helped advance science. Corinna is the main presenter in the video and interviews two experts from the MRC Human Immunology Unit at the MRC WIMM, University of Oxford.
Watch Corinna’s video here:
You can also find out more about the series of public engagement activities that have been produced, here.
Watch out Prof Brian Cox, because Corinna is after your job!