Diagnosis: Kidnapped escape game

Floyd, A. (Organiser), Hardee, E. (Organiser), Hallyburton, I. (Contributor), Sarah Niven (Contributor), Cameron, A. (Contributor), Bellany, F. (Contributor), Wyllie, S. (Contributor), Torrie, L. (Contributor), Thomas, M. (Contributor), Naylor, C. (Contributor)

Activity: Other activity typesOther

Description

Drug discovery can be considered as a series of puzzles to be solved. We took the popular format of the escape room and created a new game to allow people to immerse themselves in an imaginary scenario.

Participants must rebuild the research from a team of scientists who have been kidnapped. By solving the puzzles, they can help with the imaginary crime and gain an insight into the complexities of real world drug discovery.
Period16 Oct 2019 → …
Held atBiological Chemistry and Drug Discovery
Degree of RecognitionRegional

Keywords

  • game based learning
  • malaria
  • drug discovery
  • pharmaceutical industry
  • medicine, pharmaceutical industry, scientific knowledge, indigenous epistemology, global trade