Disease Detectives at Glasgow Science Festival

Issued: Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:19:00 BST

The University of Glasgow held Microbiology Disease Detectives workshops on Thursday 14 June as part of this year's Glasgow Science Festival.

Dr Tansy Hammarton, along with student volunteers and technicians from the School of Life Sciences, hosted pupils from Larbert High, Stewarton Academy, Dollar Academy and St Benedict’s High School for hands-on diagnostics labs exploring bacterial and parasitic infectious diseases.

Pupils had to diagnose a 'patient' by analysing their medical history and performing microscopic and biochemical tests on mock blood or stool samples.‌

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This year's Science Festival, which ran from 7-17 June, saw some familiar faces from the School of Life Sciences popping up at events held all over the City: