A group of biomedical and molecular biology scientists from the University of Sheffield have taken KrebsFest – an event honouring Sir Hans Krebs for his Nobel Prize winning work – to the Cheltenham Science Festival.


Cheltenham Science Festival is an annual week-long event celebrating diverse achievements across science, engineering, and the arts, bringing the general public face-to-face with the world’s leading scientists and inspirational speakers in one forum.

Scientists from the Department of Biomedical Science, together with colleagues from the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, attended the Cheltenham Science Festival where they had the chance to engage actively with a very large audience (over 13,500 people)  of all different ages and backgrounds through hands-on demonstrations.  

The Sheffield stand, set in the Discover Zone in Cheltenham Town Hall, covered a variety of topics, all exploring the theme of “Hidden Worlds”. Over the two days we spent at Cheltenham Science Festival, the KrebsFest team ran activities that included growing protein crystals, viewing cheese mites under the microscope, making microbes, and taking “Science Selfies” with infrared and UV cameras.

PhD student Roxanne Lau said, "We had a really great time at the festival, and it was an amazing experience to be able to participate at such a huge and prestigious event." 

To see some photos of the event, please visit the photo album. Photos courtesy of Melanie Hannah.