Great Discoveries from Wee Beasties – 6pm, 11th March 2009

One of the tiny wiggly worm that helped win a Nobel Prize for MedicineHow can tiny creatures help YOU win a Nobel Prize?

On the 11th March 2009 an audience of adults and children found out how biologists in Dundee and Scotland used worms and Baker’s yeast to help make life-changing discoveries.

The audience were keen to look at these weird and wonderful species under the microscope we provided.

Rachael Rutkowski, from the University of Dundee tried to answer the age-old question: Why do scientists need so many microscopes? It was a fantastic talk that provoked lots questions from the audience!