Today marks the start of British Science Week, a celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, and an opportunity to highlight health protection science and UKHSA’s contribution as an organisation with science at its heart.
I was told aged 13 that I should consider becoming a biology teacher by my school careers advisor. Biology was one of my favourite lessons at school and this planted the seed that I could go on to study it in higher education.
Housed in one of UKHSA’s largest sites, the National Collection of Type Cultures is one of the oldest living libraries of bacteria in the world. In this blog we look at how it has created a window to the past and what we use the collection for now.