Last week some of our students were fortunate enough to have a unique opportunity of visiting the Knowledge Quarter Liverpool.
Firstly, students attended the Infection Innovation Consortium led by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Students listened to a fascinating talk on Antimicrobial activity and Genomic analysis before testing some swabs in a working laboratory. We’re looking forward to seeing the results and whether they have found any new bacteria!
Students then ventured over to Elida beauty where they had the opportunity to make their own shampoo and test it on mannequins. We considered the design and marketing of packaging with a focus on sustainability.
After lunch, students visited the Centre for Snakebite Research and Interventions and were extremely fortunate to meet the lead herpetologist Paul Rowley and his assistant Edouard Crittenden. Students were astounded to see the worlds most venomous snake!
Finally, students were involved in a captivating session delivered by LJMU astrophysics department on operating and building the world’s biggest telescope.
After an action packed day we want to extend a huge thank you to the staff for giving up their time to welcome us.