We are living in a digital world. WCAIR are adapting our projects and events to take advantage of this online revolution. The Covid-19 global pandemic forced so many of us into our homes. This meant one of the key routes to connect and engage with people was through the information superhighway. We have taken part in many local festivals hosting conversational events and started exciting new online or as we like to say ‘in-silico’ projects.
We have created a YouTube channel to bring all of our recorded events and digital projects right into your home!
Check this playlist of videos from our ‘In Conversation With…’ series. We chat with researchers and experts about a variety of different scientific topics to understand them better such as one on the similarities and differences between academia and the pharmaceutical industry. We also spoke with two of our Malaria researchers on their groundbreaking work on new Malaria medications.
All events from the ‘In Conversation with…’ series will be posted onto our channel. We will also be posting any events outwith this series so make sure you subscribe to not miss out on them.
Here we have the playlist of our digital stories. Some of our researchers and experts have created these videos to tell their stories. They all wanted to tell you their individual story. Some tell us the tale of career journeys but also, exciting mysteries and even the world’s first great toilet paper shortage.
We have other exciting new stories in the works as well. These will all be posted onto the channel however don’t forget to follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with what’s going on within the Centre.
In March 2021 Dundee Girlguiding Country in collaboration with WCAIR ran a Virtual Scientific Sleepover. We had girl guiding groups from all over the world take part.
You can check out on our YouTube channel, all the fun experiments that they got to do as well as the campfire songs and stories that they heard.
You can run your own Scientific Sleepover using the videos on the channel.
Our team of researchers and experts who have been working tirelessly on creating our garden have also participated in some local festivals. We have uploaded the recordings of those events to YouTube so that you can watch them at your leisure.
The events are based around our Medicinal Garden that we are creating to show the impact that plants have had on medical research and the medicines that have come from plant extracts. Our garden will also highlight the on going work on neglected tropical diseases and have plant material are still being studied to find new medicines to help these illnesses.