GENERATIONS – Metabolic science on display in the 'The World is in You'

University of Copenhagen
3. marts 2022 cbmr, epigenetics
"It is very important for us to have this feedback loop from the bench, to the result, to the society and back." 👨‍🔬🔄👨‍👩‍👦‍👦

Epigenetic inheritance is a complex scientific field and the focus of CBMR's Professor Romain Barrès research. Specifically, his team is interested how a person's diet can change the messages passed on by their sperm – and potentially make their offspring more or less at risk of chronic diseases.

This is just one of the many ways that humans are, potentially, shaped by the planet, making it a perfect fit for the Medical Museion's latest exhibition 'The World is in You'.

In this video, Professor Barrès and curator Malthe Kouassi Bjerregaard discuss their collaboration to communicate the incredible ways that people and planet are connected, using basic scientific research carried out at CBMR.

The Medical Museion is a museum of medical history and also, like CBMR, part of the University of Copenhagen. While they are home to a historic collection of medical objects and put on exhibitions, they also carry out research. Some of this research takes place within CBMR, under the research programme Metabolic Science in Culture.

This is a unique collaboration whose goal is situate metabolic science in cultural, historical, and philosophical context through humanities and science communication research, which in turn informs innovative public engagement practices.