Hands-On Science

The German Science Camps for young people between 16 and 20 years were a great success.

Molecular medicine, wave physics, drug chemistry and aquatic ecology - these are just a few of the exciting topics on which more than 60 young people experimented at XLAB during the summer vacations. The participants produced their own medicines "hands-on", explored the lake ecosystem directly on the boat and experienced how the world of electromagnetic waves surrounds us. In addition to many practical experiments, the theory was not neglected, and through insights into possible studies or the everyday working life of scientists, some of the enthusiastic participants are thinking about studying natural sciences. The reference to current research results, such as a method that was awarded the Nobel Prize only last year, fascinated the young people the most: "I was really excited about CRISPR/Cas9. I had studied it quite deeply beforehand, and then I was surprised that it could be applied so easily here," said one participant in the molecular medicine camp.