Meet the Scientist – November 25th



Fri 25th November - 11.30am – 12pm
Meet the…
Blood Collector!
Dr Marina Zaki

Marina is a research scientist that works in a ‘Biobank’. Marina loves to chat! She uses her chatting skills to talk to patients in a hospital about whether they would like to donate some biological samples (for example, blood) to a Biobank Freezer, so that her scientist friends can eventually do cool experiments on these samples. In this presentation, Marina is going to chat about what a Biobank is, why they are important in scientific research and how she gets permission from patients to use their health information.

Can you guess how cold a Biobank Freezer is that stores our biological samples? / Can you guess what temperature our Biobank Freezers are that store our biological samples?

How much blood do you think we collect from each patient?

What kind of information from patients do you think helps scientists in their experiments?

Meet the Scientist’ is part of the START initiative – a national competition challenging primary schools to create their very own randomised control trial. START is recognised by teachers as a ‘unique teaching tool’ allowing children to collaborate and enjoy a structured problem solving approach. Visit www.STARTcompetition. com to get your school involved.

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Contact one of START Clinical Trial Ambassadors who are happy to help you with any queries.
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