College Students Research Brain

September 25, 2013 at 11:24 AM

_62W7709.jpgA group of the top Year 10 Science students visited the Centre for Brain Research at the University of Auckland this week as part of the Gifted and Talented programme. This is part of an on-going link between the College and the Centre.

Students were very fortunate to hear from renowned neuroscientist and Director of the CBR, Professor Richard Faull who gave them a real insight into brain function, brain pathology and the breakthroughs the team have made in stem cell research.

Students toured around the laboratories seeing scientists at work and spent some time in the Medical Learning library which houses the largest collection of preserved specimens in New Zealand and is not open to the public.

Student, Samantha Louie commented that ‘It has opened my eyes to the complexity of a human brain. I now get a sense of where biology and medicine fit in the real world.’

College students will have the subsequent opportunity to compete in the Brain Bee Challenge in 2014.

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