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We have compiled and continue to develop educational resources that can be used at Primary and Secondary levels covering a variety of themes related to microbes. We also provide links to relevant resources generated by other organisations. Follow us on Twitter to receive updates on new resources and pages.

Previous events


Edinburgh Science Festival

Disease detectives with scientists from Moredun Research Institute. Disease can be caused by a variety of different microbes. Discover how the cause of an illness can be identified and why catching the culprit is so important.


Biggar Science Festival

The Moredun Disease Detectives returned to the Biggar Science Festival for the third year in a row in September. The interactive activity, designed by researchers at Moredun offers budding young scientists the chance to try their hand at spreading samples on agar then identifying bacteria that cause disease in animals and humans. Lots of fun was had detecting the bad bacteria and then discussing how to avoid them.


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