Jack Petchey Foundation
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The Centre Of The Cell Exhibition

Centre of the Cell is an inspiring and award-winning science centre in east London.

Centre of the Cell

Centre of the Cell

The Jack Petchey Foundation helped to create Centre of the Cell through a capital donation and until recently co-funded Centre of the Cell’s exciting Saturday programme which included live shows and hands-on workshops.

The Centre of the Cell’s bright orange Pod is dramatically suspended above futuristic biomedical research laboratories. Inside, its innovative approach to science education uses interactive digital games where visitors carry out scientific tasks. Participants grow virtual cells to enable experiments in HIV research; learn about stem cells for research into burns treatments; explore real body parts and diagnose cancerous tissues using microscopes. This combination of digital technologies and real-world science creates a science education experience not available in the classroom or anywhere else in the world.

Centre of the Cell has several aims; to raise career aspirations and improve educational achievement, to improve access to further and higher education, and to contribute to the regeneration of east London. But above all else, the Centre of the Cell aims to inspire the next generation of scientists and healthcare professionals – to make us all marvel at the wonders of the human body. Enter the pod and prepare to be amazed!

For more information visit you can visit their web site directly: www.centreofthecell.org


The Pod

“Centre of the Cell is a science education centre based at Queen Mary, University of London. It is the first science education centre in the world to be located within working biomedical research laboratories.”
“Centre of the Cell aims to inspire the next generation of scientists and healthcare professionals”