In July 2015 we hosted our regular IGM Open Day for the lower 6th form students from local schools. We invited 7 students and 1 member of staff from 8 local schools to attend.
Final programme for the day:
The event included hands on experiments and a “bench to bedside” journey in mitochondrial genetics as well as a short presentation about studying at the University. The event was successful and generated good feedback (see below and here).
Thank you very much to all participants and a big thank you to all the staff and students from IGM for taking time off to present their research and to the staff at the Centre for Life for their help with the practical sessions. We all really enjoyed organising and taking part in the day.
If you would like to participate in a similar event next year, please email IGMengagement@ncl.ac.uk
“Excellent informative and interesting presentations from Michael Keogh, Louise Hyslop and Catherine Meplan. PhD student presentations also very interesting and confidently presented” Teacher, Monkseaton High
“Now considering a degree in BioMedical sciences” Student
“Made you realise the wide range of genetic disorders that are still being researched” Teacher, Prudhoe Community High School
“It made me aware that there are still many unanswered questions and more research needed for genetic illnesses. It has opened possibilities towards choosing biomedical sciences to study at University” Student, Bede Academy