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Thank you from your winner – Craig!

Students, we want to hear from you too! Click here to go to your profile survey and tell us what you think for a chance to win a £20 voucher! We asked Craig to tell us about winning I’m a Scientist, and here is what he said… I’d first like to say a big thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for me. I’ve really enjoyed doing “I’m A Scientist, get me out of here!”, it has been so much fun talking to you all and fielding your questions along with the other fantastic Organs Zone scientists Marta, Natalie, Devon and Nicholas. I had never imagined I would win, I’m still shocked but extremely delighted and humbled. I’d like to thank the moderators for organising the event and keeping everything running so smoothly. You guys made everything easy and stress free! I was worried that the event would take me away from my … Continue reading

Posted on March 22, 2017 by modmichaela in News | Leave a comment

And the winner is…

The students have spoken. The votes have been double counted… Big congratulations to the Organs Zone winner: Craig O’Hare Hard luck to Marta Varela but a huge thank you to everyone who took part. You were all brilliant. Students, don’t forget to tell us what you think about science now you’ve taken part. Log in to your profile, and fill in the new questions in the box on the right hand side.

Posted on March 17, 2017 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

The next scientist out is…

We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes and now reveal it’s game over for… Natalie Doig This leaves just “stubborn, impulsive, caring” Marta Varela and “friendly, determined, excitable” Craig O’Hare to fight it out for the £500 prize tomorrow. Who would you like to see win tomorrow’s final battle? VOTE

Posted on March 16, 2017 by modmichaela in News | Leave a comment

The second scientist evicted is…

We’ve counted the votes and you’ve now evicted… Nicholas Younger The two scientists left standing after tomorrow’s eviction will battle it out in Friday’s final. Who do YOU want to see in the final? VOTE for your favourite! Students, has taking part changed your view of science and scientists? When you next log in and visit your profile, you’ll see a pink box with new questions on the right. Fill in the questionnaire to be in with a chance to win a voucher.

Posted on March 15, 2017 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

The first scientist evicted is…

The first scientist you’ve evicted is… Devon Smith One scientist will be evicted every day this week, and you get a new vote each day. Make sure to VOTE to keep your favourite in the competition. A student in each zone will win a voucher for asking great questions! And remember, you can comment on questions the scientists answer. Do you think the scientist is right? Do you disagree with them? Tell them! There was a small window today where our emails weren’t going out as they should, so make sure you go to your profile to check to see if your questions have been answered. Remember you can ask more questions.

Posted on March 14, 2017 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

Who’s Taking Part: March 2017

The Organs Zone is funded by Wellcome. The Scientists Nicholas Younger | PhD Student, MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine Growing and mutating mini-organs to figure out what changes cause cancer. Marta Varela | Postdoctoral, King’s College London I have created a virtual heart that lives inside my computer. I first try to make it ill and then try to cure it. This teaches me what the best way of treating real hearts is! Devon Smith | PhD Student, University of Sheffield I investigate those squidgy, small, bean-shaped organs, called the Kidneys, to see what I can do to help people with unhappy ones, as some of them can grow as big as a melon! Craig O’Hare | PhD Student, Lancaster University I look at how our skin can tell if it’s been infected with viruses (like when we have chickenpox or cold sores), and how it fights back with the help of our immune system. Natalie … Continue reading

Posted on February 22, 2017 by in News | Leave a comment