Classes: S1–6, particularly relevant for Biology/Human Biology/Geography classes
Dates available: 6 Dec 2019 – 19 Apr 2020
Timings: 10:30/11:30/12:30/13:30 (60 mins)
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Join the battle against five tropical diseases and the parasites that cause them in this interactive exhibition and discover how scientific research taking place in Scotland is leading the way in this field.
Malaria, Guinea Worm, Sleeping Sickness, Schistosomiasis and Leishmaniasis affect 1 in 18 people in the world. These five parasitic diseases are among a range which the World Health Organization is aiming to eliminate, some as soon as 2020.
Scottish institutions – the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research at the University of Dundee, Wellcome Centre for Integrative Parasitology at the University of Glasgow and Edinburgh Infectious Diseases at the University of Edinburgh – are at the forefront of these efforts.
Your free teacher-led visit will allow your pupils to explore the exhibition for up to 60 minutes.
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Primary class? Find out more information here.
Download A Question of Taste Trail for use in Parasites exhibition and wider museum galleries.
Parasites: Battle for Survival is presented in partnership with the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research at the University of Dundee, Wellcome Centre for Integrative Parasitology at the University of Glasgow and Edinburgh infectious Diseases at the University of Edinburgh.