The Ministry of Higher Education Science Research and Innovation (HESRI) invites children, young people and members of the general public to join the National Science & Technology Fair 2019. This is the 14th edition of the fair and takes place at Halls 6-12 of Impact Exhibition Center, Muang Thong Thani from August 16 to 25 on the theme “Science, Technology and Innovation: Inspiring Creativity for Better Living and Sustainability for the Nation”. The fair showcases science and advanced technology from 17 countries, 103 organizations and features 9 highlights. Visitors should make sure to experience a low-gravity Moon Walk and the launch in Thailand of the LEGO prototype “SPIKE Prime in STEAM Education”.
Dr. Nares Damrongchai, chief executive of the Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences (TCELS), says that the TCELS is offering a special learning room on the theme “Decoding the Human Genome, Decoding Life” to enhance knowledge of life sciences in young people through easy learning and fun brain games, among them ‘look for real love’, ‘decoding the genome’, ‘explore organs...the origin of life, ‘the genome decoding puzzle’, ‘a string of DNA’ and the ‘hidden code in DNA’.
The TCELS exhibition meanwhile offers a unique opportunity to learn about Genomics Thailand, Genomics medicine or precision medicine, and genomics technology for diagnosis, prevention and treatments. Genomics support clinical services in providing the correct and most precise medical treatments, as well as customized preventive care and treatment for each patient.
In addition, visitors can enjoy decoding the genomes of identical/monozygotic twins and dizygotic twins based on scientific practices.
“Courtesy of the Department of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Mahidol University, TCELS is able to use a microscope with a 1,000 magnification for the basic science studies of undergraduate students. It magnifies plant cells and animal cells to the highest level and allows students to see with their own eyes the composition of these. They can also explore the dimensions of prostheses and body parts including a 3 dimensional ocular prosthesis, artificial noses, ears and palates, as well as a 4-meter model of a giant human body. Another highlight activity for children, youth, parents and teachers is stringing together different colored beads as a physical representation of a DNA strand to make DNA keychains and bring them home for practical use. Through this activity, they can learn more
about genes, chromosomes and DNA. We would encourage parents and teachers to bring the children to learn about the world of sciences, enjoy the activities and take a photo with the Giant Body at the TCELS Booth in Hall 8,” he says.