Juliane Mueller and Michele Giunta from the IGM took part in the Halloween Late at Life this year (http://www.life.org.uk/whats-on/halloween-late#.VafRLPkz6VA) and presented an exciting table entitled ‘Zombie, vampire and vlad tepes: how zebrafish mutants help us to understand the human body and diseases’.
On Wed 15th of July we hosted our popular lower 6th form Open Day, inviting 50 participants from 8 schools across the North East to discuss and showcase genetic research at Newcastle and raise awareness of the importance of rare disease research.
27th March 2015 – ‘Participants not subjects – engaging patients and families in paediatric clinical research’ workshop
On Fri 27th of March the John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre at Newcastle organised a workshop entitled ‘Participants not subjects – engaging patients and families in paediatric clinical research’.
Dr John Sayer form the Institute of genetic Medicine organised a Public Engagement workshop to explain the progress in research, diagnosis and clinical intervention Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease.
On 27th of February we organised a workshop for the public, showcasing the work done at the IGM as part of the Rare Disease Day and explaining why genetic research and research into the rare diseases are of high importance in our society.