November 2015 Zones

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here will run for two weeks from Monday 9th to Friday 20th  November 2015.

Here is a list of the zones confirmed until now, or if you want to jump straight to the application, teachers apply here: and scientists here:

Ageing Zone

As the human body ages, it changes. This zone will include scientists who look at the effect of time on every bit of us as we all make our way through life. In this zone scientists could be researching the ageing brain, how our complicated joints deteriorate, or even what is happening to our DNA as it replicates itself billions of times over our lifespans.

This zone is funded by The Physiological Society, to be eligible to take part in this zone, scientists should be a member of The Physiological Society.

Spectroscopy Zone

Shine a beam of light on a sample and watch how the material reacts; that’s the basic principal of spectroscopy. Scientists can obtain all kinds of information about the properties and structure of a material from the way in reacts to a beam of electromagnetic radiation; from its structure, to its metallic contents. This zone fits with the RSC’s Spectroscopy in a Suitcase, and we’re looking for chemists working on any aspect of spectroscopy to take part.

This zone is funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry  and to be eligible to take part, scientists should be a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Extreme Pressure Zone

Pressure. Pushing down on me, pressing down on you. Sometimes, we all feel it. But there are places in the world where physical pressure becomes even more of a factor, places you will also find scientists. Whether deep inside the earth, at the tip of a diamond anvil cell, or in vacuums more empty than space, there are researchers looking at what happens when you take pressure to its extremes. Here, scientists could be using pressure to force materials to behave in new ways, or removing it’s effects entirely, so if your work is affected by pressure in anyway this is the zone for you. This is our last dance.

This zone is funded by the STFC. To be eligible to take part, scientists should have some link to the STFC. See this page for more.

Human heart and circulatory system. Wikimedia commons.

Heart Zone

The heart and the circulatory system do an incredible job, working together tirelessly to supply every single cell in your body with oxygen and other life critical nutrients. Scientists in this zone could be researching how they do this, looking from cellular processes, right up to how the system as a whole interacts with others in the body. They could also be looking at what happens when the system fails, and what we can do then to help it recover.

General Science Zones

General Science Zones take five different scientists from a wide range of research areas. We welcome any type of scientist to apply for these zones, as the more diverse they are, the better.

November General Science Zones

  • Tantalum – Funded by the STFC
  • Tungsten – Funded by the Wellcome Trust
  • Rhenium – Funded by the Wellcome Trust
  • Osmium – Funded by the Institute of Physics

Thanks to the Wellcome Trust for part funding I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here!

Apply now to take part!


Teachers apply here:
Apply before Sunday 20th September
We’ll send an email out soon after you sign up asking which zones and how many classes you would like to bring online.


Scientists apply here:
Apply before Sunday 27th September
Take a look at this page for our advice on your application!


This November we’ll also be running 2 zones in I’m an Engineer. Click here for more information.

Posted on September 3, 2015 by modangela in News. Comments Off on November 2015 Zones