4 October

Weekend of Science 2022 was a big success!

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The Hubrecht Institute, Westerdijk Institute and Regenerative Medicine Center Utrecht opened their doors for the Weekend of Science last Sunday, on the 2nd of October, and it was a great success!

We welcomed 700 visitors that isolated their DNA, looked at zebrafish and fungi through a microscope, crafted fungi and experienced virtual reality. Visitors could take a picture of themselves as a scientist, and ask our researchers anything they wanted. The room in which our researchers gave mini-lectures, ranging in topic from what the job of a technician at a fungus institute entails to how cells talk to each other, was also crowded every time. We hope our visitors had as good a time as we did.

We are excited that we were able to share our passion for science with all our visitors, and we could not have done this without our amazing volunteers, who all gave up their Sunday and showed an incredible amount of enthusiasm for inspiring our visitors.

Below an impression of the day. We are looking forward to next time!

Photocredit: Thijs Rooimans, copyright Hubrecht Institute