Bacteria, mitochondria, ribosomes & evolution at the Fête de la Science 2023

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Friday, October 13, 2023 was the school day in the Village des Sciences, at the Palais Universitaire. The MITO team was there to familiarise the "youngest generation of scientists" with bases of cellular and molecular biology.

Kids and adults from over 20 Alsatian schools discovered the amazing world of bacteria, mitochondria and ribosomes & their evolutionary journey. They could see (and smell!) real bacteria grown in the lab, play with structures of ribosomes to see how they changed over a billion years of evolution, and study electron microscopy photos to learn to recognise healthy and dysfunctional mitochondria.