Firth Court, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN
ART INSPIRED BY SCIENCE
View two newly commissioned pieces of artwork made especially for KrebsFest. Portrait artist Keith Robinson has painted a striking and modern interpretation of Sir Hans Krebs to celebrate one of the greatest scientists of our time. Painter, muralist and screenprinter Dr Florence Blanchard has created a depiction of the Krebs cycle conveying the complex scientific concepts in a powerful way.
See a beautiful hand blown glass mitochondrion commissioned for the festival. It was developed by artist Luke Jerram and is part of the artist’s Glass Microbiology series. The artworks are created as alternative representations of microbiology to the artificially coloured imagery seen in the media.
INFLATABLE E. COLI AND ORIGAMI INSTALLATIONS
See the unseen! A giant 28 metre inflatable E. coli created by artist Luke Jerram displayed in Firth Hall and an origami art installation made by Seiko Kinoshita depicting the 3D shape of green fluorescent protein in jellyfish.
DANCE PERFORMANCE – 5.15PM, 6.15PM AND 7.15PM
The Balbir Singh Dance Company will perform short segues inspired by the motion of the Krebs cycle. Working in patterns, sequences and numbers, Indian Kathak dance, with its beauty and intricacy, will bring to life the order and sequence of the Krebs cycle. A live musical score composed by Jesse Bannister accompanies the performances.
OUTDOOR FILM SCREENINGS – ALL EVENING
Watch a series of festival films projected on a huge scale in Firth Court quad complete with a light show. International design agency, Human Studio, have produced two special films – one about Sir Hans Krebs and one giving an artistic interpretation of research. Sheffield-artist Steve Pool has worked with seven local schools to create films showing how children are inspired by science.
IMMUNE SYSTEM BATTLE – 5.45PM, 6.45PM AND 7.45PM
The epic battle between the immune system and foreign invaders is played out constantly in our cells. Duel in this multi-player experience in Firth Court quad, designed by The Good Game Company, to decide whether the body or bacteria will triumph!
SCIENCE RAP – 5.30PM, 6.30PM AND 7.30PM
Learn more about the Krebs cycle through a specially commissioned rap performed by Oort Kuiper in Krebs cafe.
All activities are suitable for children accompanied by an adult.
ULTRAVIOLET AND INFRARED SELFIES
Come and see the infrared emitted from, and the ultraviolet light reflected off, your body using our special cameras and learn about how we use the entire electromagnetic spectrum to reveal hidden worlds.
WALKING ON CUSTARD
You can’t walk on water but you can walk on custard! Traverse our custard run and find out how nanoscience makes this possible.
ATOM-LABS: MACHINES IN MINIATURE
Take a tour of protein and DNA structure on our virtual reality headsets, watch our MakerBot print 3D protein models and see how the green fluorescent protein from jellyfish can be used to light up cells.
ATOM-LABS: EXPLORING PROTEIN STRUCTURE IN 3D
Visit our 3D cinema where we investigate the fine detail of what goes on inside macromolecules.
FISHING FOR CLUES: WHY MEDICAL RESEARCHERS ARE GLOWING WITH EXCITEMENT
Learn how scientists at the Bateson Centre work with zebrafish to study a range of diseases.
Use microscopes to observe the transparent embryos, and see the heart pumping and blood circulating.
‘3, 2, 1, go go go!’ Control and race a model car with just the power of your brain waves. Do you have what it takes to get the fastest time on our drag strip?
LIQUID NITROGEN ICE CREAM
If you need ice cream in a hurry then liquid nitrogen is the fastest, coldest and most exciting way to make it. Come along to Krebs cafe for a taste!
SEE YOUR HIDDEN WORLD
Use our special microscopes to view cells from your own body and uncover your hidden world.
MAKE A BUG
Inspired by the giant E. coli, young children can make their own bug using craft materials with expert input from scientists.
Hear short talks in the Council Room to learn more about: