8th October 2018 – The British Fertility Society information day
The British Fertility Society organised an educational event for local people who are studying Biology A level and are interested in careers in life sciences or Health Care, at the Newcastle Assembly Rooms on Monday the 8th of October. Prof Joris Veltman and Prof Mary Herbert from IGM both presented and there were talks on ethical component of research, as well as careers talks by a range of health care professionals. There was also a “careers speed dating” session and an interactive exhibition, including a laparoscopic model, a child birth model, science and clinical science (genetics, embryology, andrology) exhibits.
4th October 2018 – Dame Allan’s Schools biennial Higher Education & Careers Convention
Dame Allan’s Schools holds a biennial Higher Education & Careers Convention and invite presenters, employers, and universities to inspire and inform their students as they make plans for their future. We were there on the 4th of October, chatting about genetic research and academic life and inspiring the young minds. We showed some cool science too!
Prostate Cancer UK patient information day – 28th of September 2018
Dr Jennifer Munkley from the IGM has organised a Prostate Cancer UK patient information day at the IGM on the 28th of September. The event was a huge success, with 80 patient visitors and included informal talks as well as hands on experiments and microscope demonstrations with real lab specimens. Congratulations and thank you for organising an amazing event!
Great Exhibition of the North was an event that held for six weeks across Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, next year. The exhibition was a celebration of the art, design and innovation that has originated from the region and has influenced the wider world. The main exhibition was housed in the Great North Museum Hancock and included a display of ‘wow’ objects that have been loaned from national and international sources. The work of the Institute of Genetic Medicine was one of the stories at the exhibition. We were there on Saturday the 28th of July 11am-3pm showing simple experiments, share interesting stories that make you go ‘wow’.
For more informaiton and some pictures from the event, please click here
IGM and ICM scientists involved in the MRC funded CIMA (Centre for Integrated research into Musculoskeletal Ageing) project have organised an informative public engagement afternoon on Wednesday the 20th of June 2018 to chat to the members of the public about joints in health and disease, joint diseases and the impact of diet and exercise on joints’ health.
Newcastle University hosted Soapbox Science for a fourth year this year with inspirational female Scientists from Newcastle taking to their soapboxes and wowing the local community with their cutting edge science! We commandeered Grey’s Monument in the City Centre on Saturday 16th June 2018 from 12pm- 3pm and our very own Dr Dorota Badowska was there talking about rare disease research and living with rare diseases. The event was free and a fantastic opportunity to meet and interact with local Scientists!
Our flagship Genetics Matters event was a success again! Part of the International Rare Disease Day, Genetics Matters is a public and patient engagement day that showcases genetic research in the North East. Packed with hands on experiments, presentations of cutting edge research and patient led sessions, it is a popular event that attracts 100-150 participants annually. Thank you all for participating, we hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did!
For more information, videos, photos and feedback from the event, please click here.
Whickham School Inspiration Evening 15th January 2018
The IGM was invited by the Wickham School to present genetic research at their Inspiration Evening organised for Year 10 and 11 students and their parents. The Evening was intended to offer the opportunity for students to hear from leading businesses, professionals, entrepreneurs creatives and innovators about their chosen careers, vocations and occupations and offer a real world view of life after school and career pathways we can inspire young minds, challenge perceptions, open up a world of opportunity and help them to make informed post 16 choices.