This week, our Framlingham College science scholars were granted the opportunity to get hands on experience in the lab as part of the annual Biology Week.
To celebrate the sciences with the Royal Society of Biology (RSB), Framlingham College hosted an innovative focus week for our science scholars, offering pupils the rare opportunity to carry out high levels of practical work, as well as talks from industry specialists.
Experts from biochemistry to biomimicry played host to a variety of lectures with speakers including Dr Norman Van Rhijn a researcher from the University of Manchester, Professor Lorenzo Frigerio the Chair of Faculty of Science from the University of Warwick, and a Virtual Lecture from the Malaysian Society of Biochemistry.
Pupils rolled up their lab coat sleeves for anatomic dissections, studies of leaf chromatography, rounding the week off with a pop quiz and science spelling bee.
Launched by the RSB in 2012, the annual Biology Week takes place every October with the aim to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds in biology.
Speaking about the importance of the week in a statement on their website, the Royal Society of Biology said: “Innovation in biology will help us to support all life on Earth now and in the coming decades. Biology Week aims to celebrate and raise the profile of these achievements and the important work that bio scientists are doing, and to highlight this to all public audiences.
“Biology is an incredibly wide field – the broad range of disciplines that our member organisations cover demonstrates this. Research in these fields will be instrumental in overcoming some of our most pressing global issues, including climate change, developing sustainable food and fuel, and diagnosing and treating diseases.”