Over 25’000 visitors attended the event. The NCCR hosted an interactive information booth where the public could get up close and personal with the kidney – both in its digital and natural forms. Visitors were given a chance to experience a “virtual kidney”, a 3D model of the kidney’s major blood vessels as shown through virtual reality goggles. A dish of live Xenopus tadpoles, viewed under a microscope, was particularly popular among the youngest attendees. Visitors could also take a peek at their own kidneys in real time using ultrasound, which was offered on location. The information booth was complemented by a well-received talk by Soeren Lienkamp.
Many thanks to the teams of Soeren Lienkamp, Vartan Kurtcuoglu and Andrew Hall for volunteering their time and expertise!