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thinkcomputerscience13Stem Cell Institute members participated in the Microsoft Research Cambridge's 2013 'Think Computer Science' outreach event held at the Imperial War Museum Duxford on the 3rd of December.

 

Think Computer Science, an annual student event hosted by Microsoft Research Cambridge, is an educational, inspirational day that showcases the field of computer science. Through a programme of exciting talks, demonstrations and workshops, participants aim to inspire students to consider the fantastic opportunities available to them in becoming part of the next generation of computer scientists. 

Anzy Miller and Aoife O'Shaugnessy, both researchers in Brian Hendrich's lab at the Stem Cell Institute, presented students with a demonstration entitled Biological Programmes in Stem Cells:

You started out life as just single cell – a stem cell - and now you have just shy of a quadrillion adult cells. So, how did you get your heart, your liver, your lungs and your hands? Come and see how Microsoft Research are uncovering the biological program in each and every stem cell.

More information about the Microsoft Research Cambridge's annual 'Think Computer Science' event can be found here.

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