The A-level Biologists were invited into the Institute of Ageing and Chronic disease at the Liverpool University campus to find out what research they carry out and what they need to do to become real scientists.
It was an amazing experience, allowing them to talk with research scientists that are helping to find treatments for eye diseases, such as macular degeneration, and also how we may be able to combat the effects of ageing on our bodies in the future.
The students went on a 2 hour tour of the institute, observing scientists carry using complex and expensive equipment, such as electron microscopes and gene machines and preparing live cell cultures in specially adapted sterile laboratories. Throughout the tour, scientists gave friendly and helpful advice to the students regarding careers in science.
An incredibly interesting day!