Building Immunity and the Ribosome at the Lawrence Hall of Science

Bradbury’s traveling exhibits head to Berkeley, CA

March 6, 2023

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Visitors at The Lawrence Hall of Science at University of California, Berkeley, can now experience two of the Bradbury Science Museum’s traveling exhibits: Building Immunity and the Ribosome.

The Building Immunity touch table invites users on a self-guided journey to explore the world of viruses, vaccines and immunity and discover the history of understanding and creating therapies against HIV and influenza. This unique experience is based on research by Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Bette Korber.

The Ribosome is an interactive, walk-through exhibit with augmented reality where guests can "enter the ribosome" and watch proteins being made! They can learn about the cutting-edge work of understanding protein synthesis—which can lead to new antibiotics, cancer therapies and treating genetic diseases—and how supercomputing enables this work.  Curated by the Lab’s Karissa Sanbonmatsu, the exhibit is a visually stunning interpretation of the ribosome, its behaviors and the great promise it holds for fighting diseases like cancer.

Building Immunity and the Ribosome will be at the Lawrence Hall of Science throughout 2023.