EARA member Instituto Gulbenkian Ciência (IGC), Portugal, has launched a virtual open day challenging the visitors to answer questions as they follow the tour.
The interactive tour (available mainly in Portuguese), uses 360-degree technology, and gives the opportunity to explore different labs, while scientists are explaining their work.
At the fruit fly facility, Joana Bom of IGC, explains why we still need to use animals in biomedical science; which animal models are used at the institution; how the research is regulated and the training needed to perform animal studies.
EARA executive director, Kirk Leech, said: “It’s great to see such an imaginative initiative by IGC. This is a great way to give the public an insight into important scientific work.”