Novo Science - Novel science with an interdisciplinary remit to understand and control infectious disease - educational games - public outreach - consultancy

What can we do for you?

  • Create science shows and introduce you to a range of artistic and scientific collaborators.
  • Carry out your own public engagement (PE) for you.
  • Deliver public talks.
  • Consult on diverse aspects of biomedical science.
  • Train your researchers and facilitate training workshops.
  • Develop workshops/events for you to deliver yourself.
  • Bring cutting-edge science into your schools.
  • Contact us to enquire about research collaborations.


New Office and laboratory space
Novo Science was pleased to commission the build of dedicated office and lab space.  We can now better serve our customers by increased turnaround for lab tests and premises in which we can hold small meetings.  
We want to give a massive shout out to Edinburgh Napier University, in particular to Dr. Clare Taylor and Chief Microbiology technician Patricia Gonzalez-Iglesias for the use of laboratory space.  Women in science certainly Rock!

Working with local primary schools!
Please get in touch if you’d Like to commission us to deliver some science workshops in your school.  We don’t believe in demonstrating activities for pupils and we promise that the workshops will be hands-on, last around 45 min per group of 12 and are very competitively priced. 

To this end, been working with some outstanding pupils and teachers at Canal View and Currie Primary schools. Both schools took part in some science workshops, funded by the Insititute of Physics in Scotland the and the Society for General Microbiology.  They made rainbows with torches, water mirrors; measured the speed of light using just a microwave, chocolate and their own brain power; made gas (!) with a competition to see which group could fill the balloons the fastest; learned about antibiotic resistance; made slime and learned about the application of force to polymers and finally used a microscope to look at some fossils and a bird feather.  Please see the News page for more information. 

Scientific outreach

Science shows for schools





"Thanks again for coming along last night!  I was happy to see some interesting questions pop up during the Q&A; clearly, the people who stuck around were quite engaged" Nico Kronberg July British Science Association (Edinburgh & South East Scotland Branch)

"I just wanted to drop you and the team a line to say thanks for providing the workshop at the Museum Late... was busy and the visitors were enjoying the session..." Leanne Roberts Feb 2014  National Museums Scotland

"I just wanted to say a huge thanks for being part of our Dino Night event.  I popped past and saw you had a very captive audience..."  Craig Fletcher May 2013 (Learning Manager  - Informal & Events) National Museums Scotland

"Thank you so much for contributing your time and efforts at Bang Goes the Borders 2012.  Your Bad Bugs workshop was hugely enjoyed by the participants"
Sara Shinton Sept 2012 Shinton Consulting Ltd.