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Scienteens Academy 2018

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Date de l'événement : jeudi 06 septembre 2018 09:00 - vendredi 14 septembre 2018 18:00
Lieu : House of Biomedicine / Biotech I (BT1)
7, avenue des Hauts-Fourneaux
L-4362 Esch-sur-Alzette

From 6 to 14 September 2018, the Scienteens Lab will organise the first edition of a seven-day interdisciplinary workshop dedicated to high-school students aged 16 and over. The Scienteens Academy will combine biology, mathematics and computer science. It will be a unique opportunity to work in a lab with other students, to learn more about biological processes, develop mathematical models and run computer simulations.

During the seven days the students will spend at the Scienteens Lab, they will analyse the growth behaviour and the enzyme activity of the bacterium Escherichia coli.

First, they will collect data about bacterial growth through practical work in the laboratory, using techniques such as cell culture, spectrophotometry and quantitative analysis of enzymatic reactions.

The second part of the workshop will take the participants out of the lab and in front of the computer, where they will learn to analyse the data they generated, to develop mathematical models and to run computer-based simulations.

To conclude the week, the budding researchers will have to make predictions based on their results and go back to the lab to test their own hypothesis. Then, like real scientists, they will also have to prepare posters explaining their work and to present the whole project in front of an audience during a closing event. This last day will be the occasion to celebrate the Scienteens Lab's fifth birthday as well!

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