The Babraham Institute has an active outreach programme for primary and secondary schools, sixth-form colleges and the general public. Our scientists are encouraged to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for science with this wide range of the general public.
The resources for schools each consist of a presentation and a set of notes which give details of the learning outcomes, materials needed and an explanation of the slides. Links to other websites are given wherever possible. Supplementary materials can be found in the list of printable resources below.
These are images of the cells and structures explained on this website. The images have been generated by scientists at the Babraham Institute, often in conjunction with the Babraham Institute Imaging Facility
These are images of the cells and structures explained on this website, and a video of Dr Marc Veldhoen explaining part of his research.
Marc Veldhoen explaining his research into why eating green vegetables is essential for a healthy immune system in the gut
Video showing where Rac is active in a polarised migrating neutrophil. The red and white areas show high Rac activity at the front and the blue and green areas show low Rac activity at the back. (by Anna-Karin Johnsson)
Neutrophils moving across a slide in response to a chemical stimulus
Memory T cells (green) at epithelial barriers (in this case the skin – blue) keep actively patrolling them in case of re-infection with a similar pathogen.
Time lapse of bacteria growing over 48 hours from thumb prints on blood agar plates at 36 degrees C
Watch our animated introduction to the main cells of the immune system and learn how they keep you healthy.
Armes de destruction microscopique: Comment votre système immunitaire vous protège des attaques
Armas de destrucción microscópica: Cómo el sistema inmunitario le protege de ataques
Mikro-Vernichtungswaffen: Wie unser Immunsystem uns vor Angriffen schützt
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