Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology

Public Engagement summer events and festivals

The Public engagement team had a busy summer full of festivals and other community engagement events.

A researcher applies a temporary tattoo to a member of the public's arm.

LGBT Youth Scotland

At the end of June, a group of 5 researchers and a public engagement staff joined LGBT Youth Scotland’s 2023 Pride Youth Space event at Canongate Youth Centre.

Our stall was very popular (we engaged with around 35 young people) and everyone had fun chatting with our scientists whilst receiving a colourful transfer science tattoo or making DNA Jewellery in pride flag colours.

Care for Carers

In addition to that, as usual, our team took part in this year’s Care for Carers Annual Gathering at Our Dynamic Earth.

Two researchers and public engagement staff ran two “Tattoo my Science” sessions for adult carers and a few of the people they care for. We science tattooed and talked about research at our Centre with 30 people, who gave very good feedback about the tattoos and the interactions with the scientists they met.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the above fun but full-on events:

Flyer, with photo of Ankita Gupta, for her performance at the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas
  • Ardra Suresh (Hardwick Lab)
  • Beyza Özen (Cheerambathur Lab)
  • Carmela Silva Mason (Okhura Lab)
  • Lucy Remnant (Earnshaw Lab)
  • Ola Ciszek (Okhura Lab)
  • Simona Debilio (Davies Lab)

Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas

Last but not least, Ankita Gupta (Sawin lab) performed at this year’s Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She presented a humorous stand-up show about her research.

That was an intimidating, brave thing to do and she did great, so a big round of applause and well done to Ankita.