Centre for Engineering Biology

For Schools and Public

We’d love to talk!

We are passionate about what we do and keen the share our excitement with everyone – young and old.

To do this, we deliver hands-on activities at festivals, run workshops for school pupils, connect to adults young and old, host apprentices in our labs, and create materials to enrich learning across the school curriculum.

We also take time to speak to the public, press, policy makers, politicians and governments: for our science to have impact on the world everyone should have a say. 

Take a look at some of the ways we have engaged


Cheers! Centre supports Pint of Science 2019 evening

Pint of Science festival logo - an illustration of a pint glass with beer, containing a pink brain on top wearing glasses.
The Centre supported a Pint of Science 2019 event dedicated to synthetic biology on May 22.

Business minister visits Centre and Foundry

The Rt Hon Lord Henley, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), visited SynthSys

SAW Trust inspires again

The SAW Trust were back in Edinburgh on May 3 2018 to deliver what was their third successful training day in science communication. 

Doors Open day attracts more visitors

Thousands braved the lively Scottish autumn weather to explore the science going on at the University's King’s Buildings Campus.

Building superbugs in the Meadows

Centre members braved the erratic Edinburgh summer weather to build bugs with kids of all ages at the annual Meadows Festival.

Materials for teachers

We are keen to share our passion for our research


If you would like to find out more about our outreach activities, please contact 

Julie Fyffe

Centre Administrator