This year the Wilson lab has been hosting OpenLab sessions organised by The UCL Synthetic Biology Society. The OpenLab events are organised to give small groups of students access to cutting edge research labs at UCL. Matina Tsalavouta hosted the events almost every other fortnight from December 2011 until April 25th and they were a great success!
In just over an hour, small groups of students from a broad range of disciplines within UCL were introduced to the research undertaken by the Wilson lab and why the use of zebrafish is favoured as a model organism for developmental biology studies. By organising the events, SynBioSoc "hope to give students the food for thought to reflect where to take stock in their scientific career and gain appreciation for the broad research opportunities available at UCL" Feedback from an open lab participant is published in the UCL student publication, Pi magazine.