Here you will find great videos to encourage young people to study Science
Jill Farrant, professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, is the world’s leading expert on resurrection plants, which ‘come back to life’ from a desiccated, seemingly dead state when they are rehydrated. Professor Farrant is investigating the ability of many species of these plants to survive without water for long periods of time from a number of angles, from the molecular, biochemical and ultrastructural to the whole-plant ecophysiological, using a unique comparative approach and working with many different species of resurrection plants and a variety of tissues. The ultimate goal is to find applications that will lead to the development of drought-tolerant crops to nourish populations in arid, drought-prone climates, notably in Africa, and her research may have medicinal applications as well.
A Video to INSPIRE young people to study SCIENCE & CHEMISTRY!! To do this children need to start doing experiments with Science and Chemistry at schools, and we at Mylab have functioning kits for schools, spread the word. Elza Van Deel, Phd in Cardiology and Molecular Genetics, Department of Cell Biology and Genetics, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. With her fellowship, Elza will investigate the causes of hereditary heart disease by looking at the multiple roles of a single protein, fibulin-4, using a diversity of disciplines to unravel the mysteries of this disorder.
Another video to INSPIRE young people to study SCIENCE & CHEMISTRY!! PhD student in Chemistry, University of Nairobi and University of Cape Town, South Africa. Her fellowship project : Peggoty aims to exploit the untapped potential of local plants to find new treatments for parasitic worms responsible for the ill-health of millions of people in the developing world.