UCSF/BASF Science Expo

UCSF/BASF Science Expo

29 October 2017
1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • UCSF Mission Bay Campus

UCSF/BASF Science Expo

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Open to all registrants attending sessions at UCSF. No signup required.

Presented in conjunction with the Bay Area Science Festival, at UCSF’s Science Expo you will:

  • Experience holographic surgical planning. Images of human organs, generated from actual medical imaging, appear to float in space before you, and you can peel away virtual layers to reveal what’s underneath;
  • Watch a virtual-reality “talk show” set in a meticulously rendered version of a real UCSF lab. See how VR techniques are accelerating scientific training, and helping young scientists to master many more techniques than would be possible with conventional training;
  • Witness cell regeneration in action in the remarkable single-celled organism “Stentor,” a creature that can learn without a brain or nervous system;
  • Play video games designed to treat dyslexia in kids;
  • Program “nanobots” that self-assemble into networks, simulating and illuminating the behavior of biological networks, as well as learn the principles of cell engineering for cancer therapy;
  • Use virtual-reality goggles to view a protein from the inside and manipulate its structure with your hands, and watch immune cells, projected to be as large as a human, squeeze their way through blood vessel walls;
  • Play with teaching materials used by UCSF’s Science and Health Education Partnership, an alliance between UCSF and the San Francisco Unified School District, which has brought rich, interactive science activities to the children in San Francisco’s public schools for 30 years.