Bringing the microbial world to the community beyond UCL
What's it like to work in a microbiology lab?
Watch PhD student Marco Crisci give a tour of some of the lab spaces and equipment used for microbiology at UCL:
Working with Schools
Microbiology@UCL is working with UCL Innovation & Enterprise, UCL Institute of Education, UCL Community Engaged Learning, and the Little STEMs initiative to design, deliver, and assess hands-on microbiology learning activities for primary and secondary school children. If you are a UCL student, post-doc, or academic interested in participating please get in touch.
We delivered our series of microbiology lessons to Year 5 (age 10-11) schoolchildren for the first time in June-July 2021. Check out our blog to find out more about the activities, how it went, and what we're doing to widen the impact of the project.
- Public Engagement
It's All Academic Festival: 5th October 2019
People of all ages were infected with the enthusiasm of microbes through our “Wonderful World of Microbes” hands-on display table.
A thorough list of creative ways to engage young students in microbiology.
McGenity TJ et al. Visualizing the invisible: class excursions to ignite children’s enthusiasm for microbes. Microbial Biotechnology (2020) 13(4), 844– 887. https://doi.org/10.1111/1751-7915.13576
- Bacteria Builder: online and application based game to learn about bacterial form and function
- e-Bug: games and teaching resources about microbes and antibiotics
- edugames: on-line games about hygiene and antimicrobial resistance
- Frontiers for Young Minds: for ages 8-15 looking to become scientific authors and peer reviewers
- Microbiology Literacy in Society: a framework for microbiology literacy supported by Society for Applied Microbiology
- Microbiology Online: teaching resources from the Microbiology Society
- Mini Professors: resources and science programme for primary school level