How Nigel Francis uses the Star Wars universe to explain complicated topics like immunology.
We speak with Dr Nigel Francis, senior lecturer at Cardiff University, about his project, immunology wars, which is a series of videos and illustrations that describes the basic functions of the immune system through the Star Wars movies.
Nigel explains how he first came up with the idea to explain immunology in this way and shares how he worked directly with the students to develop the concept.
By linking the cells of the immune system with the characters from Star Wars, Nigel and his students have created a unique and creative way to help students remember these different cells and their roles in the immune response.
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