• Question: whats the most interesting experiment you have ever done?

    Asked by juicyjennifer to Jo, Gioia, Iain, Leo, Mariam on 22 Jun 2010 in Categories: . This question was also asked by hollynsarah, alisonkatie, agentreadytodiscover, helen1, sciencetube145, annibella13, nigeorge, 1taylorswifttwilightjustinbieber.
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      Joanna Watson answered on 16 Jun 2010:

      I don’t really do experiments for my work, but I really liked the experiments where you burn different metals when I was at school.

      One of the most interesting things I have done for work is taking part in a project with around 100 scientists from all over Europe to make guidelines for bowel cancer screening. The plan is that the guidelines will be used in lots of countries in Europe to help them make their bowel cancer screening programmes as good as they can possibly be.

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      Mariam Orme answered on 22 Jun 2010:

      It probably doesn’t sound very interesting to you guys! But the most interesting experiment I’ve ever done was to show that a mutant version of a particular protein has normal activity as an enzyme. This is also the experiment I’ve answered to be my ‘biggest’ experiment, because I had to use loads and loads of cells and the experiment had to be done with radioactivity, so I had to be very careful about how I did everything, so I didn’t contaminate myself or any of my workmates!