On the eve of the World DNA Day, the leading universities in the Sea Capital - Medical University "Prof. Dr. Paraskev Stoyanov" and Varna Free University "Chernorizets Hrabar", together with the High School of Mathematics and a software company, united by the research group BioMed – Varna, organise an on – line forum for presenting and committing to science of people of different ages and interests. The event will be held virtually on 24th April from 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. and will be broadcast live on the social network Facebook under the title "DNA Day 2021". You can watch the demonstrations here
The event is intended for high school students, university students and lecturers, parents and experts from all over the country. They will have the opportunity to learn about DNA and Genetics, watch demonstrations, perform experiments at home and participate in the challenges. The scientific provocations are targeted specifically at high school and university students. The younger ones will be able to participate in the creation of computer animations and games, arts-related creative projects, while the older high school and university students will have the chance to develop mobile applications or entrepreneurial ideas. As a part of the demonstrations, scientists from MU - Varna are going to demonstrate DNA extraction from strawberries, and afterwards everyone will be able to perform the experiment by himself at home. All DNA-related provocations are going to be developed within a month and then will be presented on Scratch Day within the Arts Week and during the scientific conference entitled Science and Business for Smart Future at VFU "Chernorizets Hrabar".
Experts from the Departments of Medical Genetics and Anatomy and Cell Biology of the Medical University and Informatics and Arts of VFU "Chernorizets Hrabar" will demonstrate collective interdisciplinary practices and the relationship between the sciences. The students from the High School of Mathematics, who participate in the research groups of BioMed – Varna, will be active participants in the demonstrations.
The initiatives of BioMed – Varna and the two universities in the field of Bioinformatics are supported by a software company that invests in the development of solutions related to the development of Biotechnology.
BioMed – Varna is an interdisciplinary research ecosystem that brings together experts from different fields in joint activities and projects for raising the prestige of Varna as an educational destination and City of Knowledge.
The forum is dedicated to the 60th anniversary of Medical University - Varna, the 30th anniversary of the Varna Free University and the 50th anniversary of the High School of Mathematics