6th October 2016 – Dame Allan’s Schools biennial Higher Education & Careers Convention
Dame Allan’s Schools holds a biennial Higher Education & Careers Convention and invire presenters, employers, and universities to inspire and inform their students as they make plans for their future. We were there on the 6th of October, chatting about genetic research and academic life and inspiring the young minds. We showed some cool science too!
September 2016 – Animals Inside Out: Bodyworlds at Centre for Life
In September we presented a “Meet the scientist” table at Centre for Life every weekend, to accompany the amazing “Animals Inside Out: Bodyworlds” exhibition. Our scientists were chatting with the visitors about evolution, the amazing research done at the IGM and the beauty and complexity of animal anatomy. For more details click here.
In July 2016 we hosted our popular Open Day for A-level students, a fun day of hands on science, presentations, lively debates and information sessions about life at the University and careers in science.
6th June 2016 – RPFB Patient Information Day
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) Fighting Blindness charity organisation and the Institute of Genetic Medicine organed a free patient information day at the IGM on the 6th of June 2016.
Prof Che Connon (IGM) talked about his research at the next edition of Newcastle SciBar at the Old George pub (NE1 1EZ).
Michele Giunta, a PhD student from the IGM and a Marie Curie fellows co-organised a dissemination event addressed to students of the secondary school “I.S.I.S.S. ‘CANTONI’” in order to share experiences, opportunities and knowledge around mitochondrial diseases. Dr Juliane Mueller and Beccie Brennan, also from the IGM at Newcastle University, presented at the event. The event, which was held in Treviglio (Italy) on 9th of April 2016, is included in the MEETers’ activities funded by European Commission in order to spread information about mitochondrial diseases and novel treatment avenues. Conference leaflet is available here.
DrJohn Sayer from the IGM was involved in organising the 3rd Kidney Research funded patient inofrmation day around cystinuria, which was held at the Freeman Hospital.
On the 27th of February 2016 we held our popular “Genetics Matters” event at the International Centre for Life, as part of the international Rare Disease Day. The day included presentations form the leading Newcastle University scientists and patient organisations as well as meet the scientist tables, giving the participants a chance to chat about rare diseases and hear about the exciting state of the art research at Newcastle University.