During the 2023 edition, the IBS proposed actions towards school public (elementary school pupils and high school students) and opened its doors for workshops in its laboratories.
Workshops, aimed at high school students, were designed to help them discover NMR, protein crystallography and microbiology. 115 students were able to carry out a quality control by NMR spectrometer and compare Coca-Cola with other molecules. They discovered crystallogenesis and were introduced to crystal fishing and discovered diffraction and 3D visualization. Finally, they went in search of a bacterial strain that killed a lung disease patient, to better understand virulence and antibiotic resistance.
Distant high schools were not forgotten : they could attend videoconferences on professions in research.160 high school students from Annecy, Grenoble and Vienne were able to question a researcher and a doctoral student from the Institute.
Finally, our volunteers went to three schools in Grenoble and Seyssins to lead workshops on protein purification and banana DNA extraction, which delighted nearly 165 children aged 10 year old.
More than 25 volunteers were involved in these actions which reached 330 students, we thank them for that !