Taking Schistosomes to the stage

At the end of May, BCHC members from the Hoffmann lab travelled to Builth Wells to deliver interactive science experiments to children of all ages competing at one of Europe’s largest cultural youth festivals, the Urdd National Eisteddfod.

We took our custom made ‘plush parasites’ along to explain the Schistosome life-cycle and encouraged members of the public to perform their own drug-discovery experiments.

Great fun was had by all and the feedback was excellent, with some repeat young visitors explaining the life-cycle to us rather than the other way around!