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Science stall in the mall


Dr Amalia Estrada looking at a microscope

Budding scientists can test their skills with a series of fun games and challenges at the University of Bradford’s FROLIC event in the Broadway shopping centre on Sunday.


The event, now in its second year, is organised by the Institute of Cancer Therapeutics (ICT), around World Cancer Day on February 4, and aims to make science more accessible to children.

Organiser Dr Amalia Estrada, a lecturer and researcher, said: "FROLIC is a family-friendly day all about science. We have lots of games and activities for children and others to get involved with, we also have information about the ICT, the research we do and even how people can support us developing new cancer therapies. 

“We want to raise the profile of the ICT and the university and to inspire the next generation of science heroes.”

Dr Amalia Estrada

Games and activities include making DNA models out of sweets, experiments to inflate balloons and microscope analysis, and more.

The FROLIC stall will be outside M&S in Broadway between 11am and 1pm on Sunday February 4, 2024.

ICT Director Professor Sherif El-Khamisy said: "Community events such as FROLIC are vital to ensure the work we do remains relevant and accessible to a wide audience. While much of the work conducted by the ICT is cutting edge scientific research, the end goal is that we make a positive difference in people's lives."

About the ICT

The Institute of Cancer Therapeutics at the University of Bradford is one of the UK’s leading cancer research units. Its academics are working on numerous novel cancer treatments.

In September 2022, ICT Director Professor Sherif El-Khamisy had ground-breaking research into cancer and dementia featured in leading scientific journal Nature.

In April 2023, the ICT hosted the second annual Bio-Partnering event in Bradford, bringing together bio-engineers from across the world.