Baylab: The student laboratory at BayKomm

Researcher for a day

One day at Baylab and suddenly you’ll understand how exciting science can be. Why are bees so important for the pollination of flowers? What are enzymes? How does human genetic diagnostics work? And how do I become a scientist?

The Bayer Student Laboratory at Baykomm, or "Baylab" for short, provides answers to these and many other questions. Three age-specific projects – from elementary to secondary level II – allow the young visitors to become researchers for a day. Baylab provides a practical component that complements the curriculum of the schools.

Bees and Honey

Why are bees so important for us and for the environment? Why do bees pollinate flowers? How many flowers do they have to visit to make one jar of honey? What is honey made of? What is the ideal environment for bees? These questions are answered in the Baylab project "Bees and Honey", open to all primary schoolchildren.


The invisible power of plants

How can plants feed us? How do they produce nutrients and what do they need to do that? How does photosynthesis work? What are microbes, and what do they do? Are they friends or foes?
The answers to these questions and more are provided by our Baylab project called “The invisible power of plants.” It is open to all students in school grades 5 to 7.


Enzymes - Catalysts of life

Why do enzymes accelerate chemical reactions? What makes them ideal target molecules for medicines? What role do they play in cancer research? The Baylab project "Enzymes - Catalysts of life" answers these questions and many more.


Controllable molecules - Trojans of Medicine

What are trojans? How can molecules be controlled accurately? And why can some liquids flow upwards? The Baylab project "Controllable molecules – Trojans of Medicine" helps answer these questions.


Genetic Makeup and Health. Methods in Biotechnology

How can you isolate and duplicate the DNA found in your mouth? How can you recognize genetic variations? Does genetic engineering help to produce medicines with a more targeted effect? These and other questions await 10th to 13th grade students at Baylab.


Baylab is for students and teachers – it teaches science using exciting experiments and demonstrates just how fascinating science can be, true to Bayer's motto "Science For A Better Life." And who knows? Maybe this will be the start of a promising research career.

You can register by telephone at +49 (0)214 / 30-65796.

Appointments for Baylab for August 2016 until the end of January 2017 are fully booked. Appointments for Baylab for February 2017 until July 2017 will be available by phone from Wednesday, 2nd of November 2016; from 8 a.m.