Public Engagement

  • created by Gemma Noviello ESR2 and Meredith Wouters ESR11

How much do you know about EPIGENETICS?

Take this quiz and find out

Check the answers here


  • German version (translated by Jan Fabio Nickels ESR4)

Epigenetik Quiz

Epigenetik Quiz Antworten


  • French version (translated by Meredith Wouters ESR11)

Épigénétique Quiz

Épigénétique Quiz Réponses


  • Italian version (translated by Gemma Noviello ESR2)

Quiz sull’Epigenetica

Risposte del quiz sull’Epigenetica


  • Spanish version (translated by Andrea Hita Ardiaca ESR14)

Cuestionario sobre Epigenética

Respuestas al cuestionario sobre Epigenética


  • Catalan version (translated by Andrea Hita Ardiaca ESR14)

Qüestionari sobre Epigenètica

Respostes al qüestionari sobre Epigenètica


  • Portuguese version (translated by Karen Amaral de Oliveira ESR8)

Quiz de Epigenética

Quiz de Epigenética – Respostas

Jennifer Giannini (ESR10) matched with some classrooms for Skype A Scientist ( and she took part in the Zurich International School’s “May the Fourth: Science and Technology Celebration Week”, where she spoke with a few classrooms of 7th grade students about her research, journey as a geneticist, and answered their questions about science.

Jennifer described her interactions with the 7th grade students as a really great experience, ”the kids were so enthusiastic and had great questions”.

Here is her presentation:

Find the Promoter

created by Karen Amaral de Oliveira – ESR8

Transcription Factors are proteins that bind to specific DNA sequences (promoter or enhancer sequences) and control gene expression. They ensure that the appropriate genes are expressed (transcribed) in the proper cell at the proper time.  Transcription begins when the RNA polymerase binds to a specialized DNA sequence called a promoter, and transcribes DNA into mRNA.

Here, you should help the transcription factor find the specific promoter (yellow) without binding the non-specific (pink) promoter.