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BIOTECHNICA 2011 Investigate Life – Design the Future

Editor: Marion Henig

Since its launch three years ago, the initiative “BIOTechnikum” by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research has been totaling over 265,000 visitors. Once again, in 2011 the roadshow vehicle stops at BIOTECHNICA.

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On the ground floor of the mobile experience world BIOTechnikum the focus is on the connection between biotechnological research and its benefits for man and environment. (Picture: Flad & Flad Kommunikation)
On the ground floor of the mobile experience world BIOTechnikum the focus is on the connection between biotechnological research and its benefits for man and environment. (Picture: Flad & Flad Kommunikation)

From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., visitors are invited to familiarise themselves with the initiative’s offerings in the twolevel truck in hall 9.

On the ground floor of the road-show vehicle, visitors are welcomed by a multimedia exhibition. It can be explored either together with the accompanying scientists or on one’s own: theme displays, multimedia terminals and around thirty exhibits convey this future technology’s basics and its fields of research and application in a playful and varied manner.

Another part of the exhibition takes visitors on a journey into the interior of a human cell: the educational multi-media game “Bodymover” makes it possible to explore the cell’s components, steering through the cell by shifting one’s body weight.

Biotechnology Practicals and Lectures

Moreover, on its grand tour through Germany, the ground floor serves as a modern laboratory infrastructure for biotechnology practicals. Pipettes and centrifuges, fermenter and PCR Maschines helps to get 
insights into practical research work.

The mobile information campaign’s focus are the topics health and nutrition, agriculture, production and environmental protection as well as the structure of and the career perspectives in the biotechnology landscape of Germany.

They figure prominently in lectures, discussion rounds and the biotech cinema. For these additional formats, the roadshow vehicle’s top floor provides ample space.

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