CSynth impresses at Cheltenham Science Festival

CSynth was at this year’s Cheltenham Science Festival, one of the UK’s biggest science fairs, offering six days of debate, discovery, experiments, enjoyment and hands on fun that allow the public to explore the latest scientific research. CSynth was part of the folding genome stand, using virtual reality to engage the public with the concept of DNA folding, and how this process can go astray in certain diseases.

During our three days at Cheltenham Science Festival we interacted with over 1,000 people, engaging a variety of public, from young children to pensioners.

CSynth to be in action at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

22 June, 2017

The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition is one of the biggest science festivals in the UK, attracting thousands of visitors every year. Our exhibit demonstrating the CSynth software will form one of 22 exhibits from Universities across the country. In our interactive demonstration we’ll take visitors on a journey to unravel how mistakes in a 3 billion letter DNA code can potentially have a huge impact on how cells work within the human body.

Using virtual reality technology, visitors will be able to use CSynth to delve inside a cell and see first-hand how the DNA molecule folds and bends. They’ll get a glimpse of how changes in this structure can alter DNA function and put people at increased risk of certain diseases. To get a taste of what will be in store, you can read more about last year’s exhibition: