For the 20th anniversary of the French Science week, the IBS invited high school students and primary school pupils to discover the daily life of researchers, the different jobs offered in a research institute and the interest of a thorough knowledge of proteins.
A general presentation and three workshops (RMN, Cristallography and Biochemistry) were proposed to125 high school students.
To develop children’s curiosity for science the IBS staff organized science experiments for a hundred pupils involving proteins and DNA. After these short experiments children were invited to visit a laboratory.
More than thirty volunteers were mobilized for this event, now eight years old at the IBS.