WORKSHOP ‘BIOLOGY FOR HUMANISTS – ULTRASTRUCTURE OF CELLS/ TISSUES AND THEIR FUNCTION’

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On May 14, 2014 the Workshop ‘Biology for humanists – ultrastructure of cells/tissues and their function’was organized by Laboratory of Electron Microscopy for high school students from ‘Jacek Kuroń Multicultural High School’ in Warsaw.
Lectures presented by E.Wyroba contained the data on cell/tissue ultrastructure as well as on the disturbances caused by different mutations. A special attention was paid to warn youngsters against the harmful effect of cigarette smoking when the mechanism of atherosclerosis leading to stroke/heart attack was discussed in the context of a “good/bad” cholesterol endocytosis by the cells.
Participants of the workshop analyzed the ultrathin section of liver, brain and cilia in electron microscope and had seen the living ciliated cells.They also had a chance to get acquainted with ultrathin sections preparation.