Young scientists mark Pathology Day

Mintlaw Academy pupil Molly Yau (left) enjoyed conducting experiments
Mintlaw Academy pupil Molly Yau (left) enjoyed conducting experiments

Young scientists from across the north-east converged on Robert Gordon University (RGU) recently to mark International Pathology Day.

A total of 24 S3 and S4 pupils paid a visit to the university to conduct a number of science experiments in the university’s modern labs which looked at liver cells, bacteria and blood.

Biomedical Science lecturer Anna Lindahal from the university’s School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences worked with colleagues from RGU and NHS Grampian to organise the visit on Wednesday, November 18.

They set up a number of experiments for the pupils to work on which covered Histopathology, Haematology and Medical Microbiology.

Groups of pupils came to RGU from a number of secondary schools including Mintlaw Academy.

Mintlaw pupil Nicola Goodey (14) said: “It’s been a very interesting day working in the labs as the experiments are very different to what we do at school.

“The lecturers showed us how to look at blood using the powerful microscopes.”

Mrs Lindahl said: “I am delighted to see so many young people from across the north-east interested in science and pathology.

“The workshops we laid on were not just great fun, but they also gave pupils an idea of what it would be like studying, and then working in the field.

“We enjoyed celebrating International Pathology Day with all of the pupils and we look forward to working with them in the labs again in the future.”