The Nobel Museum Exhibition 2016, organised in Dubai by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, a member of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, continues to attract visitors from all segments of the society, highlighting the contributions of Nobel Prize winners in the field of medicine as well as the key role of Islamic scientists in this area over the years. The exhibition has been organised under the theme, ‘Exploring Life: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine’, at Children’s City in Dubai Creek Park.
The museum features a number of specialised sections focused on the major aspects of medicine. Among the most notable is the ‘Alfred Nobel’ section that showcases the life of Alfred Nobel and his interest in the field of medicine as well as his active involvement in medical research. The section features books from his library, which enable visitors to gain crucial insights on his keen interest in physiology and medicine. These books cover a wide range of subjects, from micro-organisms to electrical impulses in the nervous system and from nervous conditions to spas.
The ‘Islamic Medicine’ section features a timeline of events of relevance to Islamic medicine. Visitors to this section can learn about the contributions and achievements of 15 scientists from the field of medicine in the Islamic world.
At the ‘Inside Explorer’ section, visitors are taken on a journey inside the human body, enabling them to understand the functioning of various parts of the body, including bones, muscles and organs, in an interactive manner. Visitors also get to learn about the discoveries by Nobel Laureates about the human body and the methods they have developed to view the body’s internal parts.
Visitors to ‘Seeing the Invisible’ section have the opportunity to understand the crucial role of microscopes in the development of physiology and medicine. Here visitors can view parts of their body through a hand-held microscope, and learn about Nobel Prize-awarded achievements connected to different types of microscopy.
‘The Cell’ section takes visitors into the intricate world of cells and allows them to explore different stages of cell development. The section also reveals how cells are transformed during the process of aging, how they react to negative external influences, and how they store energy. Visitors can also learn about discoveries related to cells by Nobel Laureates.
The ‘DNA’ section unravels the biochemical processes within our cells and explains how genes are transferred from generation to generation. Visitors can see for themselves the fundamental role of Deoxyribonucleic Acid – popularly known simply as DNA – in these processes, as the section takes them through the entire structure of the DNA molecule. It also sheds light on the discoveries by Nobel Laureates related to DNA and other Nobel Prize-awarded discoveries related to human genes.
Visitors to the Diseases and Cures section can learn about the serious diseases that threaten human lives today and what the future scenario would likely be for mankind. In this section, visitors can learn about Nobel Prize-awarded discoveries related to diseases and the efforts to prevent and cure them.
The Nobel Museum Exhibition is being hosted for the second consecutive year in Dubai. This year, the exhibition is taking place from 21st February to 21st March, and will be open to visitors from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday to Thursday, and from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays.