The Bioimaging facility plays a significant role in public engagement and student recruitment activities within the School of Biosciences. This summer (June 19th, 2015) the Bioimaging Facility hosted large groups of students from St David’s Catholic sixth form college as part of the Universities Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) annual conference. The event, organised by Dr Fiona Wyllie, was well-attended (with over 400 students) who engaged fully in the interactive exhibitions and demonstrations, which included confocal microscopy, macro-imaging and slide scanning microscopy. As part of the slide scanning demonstration, students were able to trial a virtual histology slide box – an online digital repository of over 400 high resolution histological images – that has been developed in-house by the Bioimaging Facility for School teaching purposes.
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