Atoms labs

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Atom labs is run by our early career researchers (PhD students and postdocs) and presents the research of the department.

To support these events, the group were pleased to receive money from Sheffield Alumni to buy a 3D printer, which has been used to print 3D versions of biomolecules. On the left is a 3D version of the DNA double helix, with one strand in blue and one in white that was printed using this equipment.

Atom labs also has some virtual reality headsets, which can be used to see inside biomolecules, as well as the world's largest Atomic Force Microscope tip.

The events can be found at a variety of venues in Sheffield, including Discovery Night, the annual presentation of fun science to the general public.