Bottles in a cell services room at the Crick.
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Your turn

Our exhibition invites you to step behind the scenes into the fascinating world of our specialist technicians. Now it's your turn to get involved.
  • Date created: 15 February 2019

Etch a cell

Become a citizen scientist

Making sense of the intricate images captured by electron microscopes is a labour-intensive task. Can we train a computer to do some of the work for us?

Join an online community of thousands of citizen scientists to improve the analysis of ever-increasing data sets.

Have a go at Etch a Cell in the exhibition or on Zooniverse now.

What's on your desk?

What's on your desk?

Every specialist, technician and engineer at the Crick has a workspace with vital tools and equipment to get their job done and make life-changing science possible.

We're asking exhibition visitors to draw the one essential tool they need on their desk or in their workspace to really nail it.

Share a photo of your essential piece of kit on social media using the #craftandgraft hashtag and we'll be sharing some of our favourites.

A tool nominated by an exhibition visitor - "The most important tool on my desk is my pencil. It helps me to draw and write."

A tool nominated by an exhibition visitor - "The most important tool on my desk is my to do list. It helps me to remember what I need to do!"

 

A tool nominated by an exhibition visitor - "The most important tool on my desk is my pot of coffee. It helps me to stay awake."

 

A tool nominated by an exhibition visitor - "The most important tool on my desk is my pad of post-it notes. It helps me to organise my thoughts."

A tool nominated by an exhibition visitor - "The most important tool on my desk is me! It helps me to do everything."

Take our quiz

Take our quiz

How many cell types are there at the Crick? What proportion of genes do humans and flies share?

Challenge yourself by taking our quiz.
 

What keeps you on track

What track keeps you on track?

In the Fly Facility, the team find that music helps them perform the challenging task of injecting DNA into fruit fly embryos against the clock. Do you find you work better to music or in perfect silence?

Tune in to our Spotify playlist curated by our technicians.

Guess what?

Guess what?

You may have spotted our striking posters for this exhibition. Can you identify some of the lab and workshop items featured in the poster? You may find some clues in the exhibition and on this website.

Share your guesses with us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #craftandgraft and we'll give a shout out to people who guess correctly! 

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