Events 2014

21st-22nd September 2014 – 1st Newcastle Achondroplasia Symposium

The 1st Newcastle Achondroplasia Symposium on 21-22 September saw members of The Restricted Growth Association, Child Growth Foundation, The Dwarf  Sports Association, The Little People of Ireland, Little People UK and Short Stature Scotland come together and agree to support clinicians who wish to improve the quality of healthcare services available to all people of restricted growth in the UK and Ireland.

September 2014 – Body Worlds exhibition at Centre for Life

Scientists from the Institute of Genetic Medicine hosted a series of exciting “Meet the Scientist” events at the world famous Body Worlds Vital exhibition at Centre for Life this autumn.

29th August 2014 – Move a mile for Muscle

Hundreds of people all over the country were moving an extra special mile between 23 and 31 August to raise funds for vital research and support for families affected by muscle-wasting conditions. To join the exciting initiative, the IGM organised a Charity Sports Day on Friday 29thAugust in Times Square, Centre for Life

3rd July 2014 – Training workshop (Public Engagement)

Centre for Life have kindly provided some training for us prior to the “Meet the Scientist” event at the Body Worlds Vital exhibition in September.

2nd July 2014 – Open Day for A-level students

An Open Day at the Institute of Genetic Medicine, specifically targeted at A-level students considering a career in science

26th June 2014 – Arthritis Awareness Day

IGM scientists took part in the Arthritis Awareness Day at the Baddiley-Clark building at Newcastle University on Thursday 26th June 2014. The day was aimed primarily at patients and members of the public, in order to raise awareness of arthritis and musculoskeletal research at Newcastle University amongst the patient groups in the North East and to facilitate the engagement and involvement of patients in the future research activities and projects.

16-17th May 2014 – Newcastle Thyroid Eye Disease Meeting

A unique event bringing together leading European and British experts on Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) providing an opportunity for patients with TED, their families and carers, members of the public and pupils to meet European and UK experts to find out about the latest advances and together be involved in discussions about the priorities of future research into TED.

16th May 2014 – Genomics England meeting

Dr Chiara Marini Bettolo from the IGM was involved in the first Genomics England meeting held in Newcastle on the 16th of May 2014.

21st March 2014 – STEM careers day at Thomas Hepburn School, Gateshead

A STEM careers workshop aimed at year 10 and year 7 students.


28th February 2014 – Rare Disease Day

SYBIL EU-FP7 consortium members at the IGM embarked on a fun tour of Newcastle to raise awareness of rare disease research.


26th February 2014 – Science Day at Gosforth All Saints Beaver Scouts

An event at Gosforth Beaver Scouts, as part of the Science Badge, showcasing the science done at the IGM and showing the young Beavers that science is fun!