The MRC Festival of Medical Research runs annually, with different events held across the country. MRC funded units, centres and institutes showcase their work to the public, promoting science and research to children and adults alike. At the Summer Science Fete, we joined scientists, researchers, students and volunteers from MRC units across UCL, including the MRC Clinical Trials Unit, MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing and the MRC Prion Unit.
There was great feedback from the event, with visitors professing “This is the most awesome day ever”, “I want to do science! Had lots of fun and talked to interesting people with cool jobs”, and “Good to learn more about neuroscience and VR”.
We would like to thank Samantha De La-Rocque (Schiavo Lab), Sarah Aldous (Bates Lab), Joe Hamilton (Tabrizi Lab), Emma Bunting (Tabrizi Lab) and Heather Ging (Tabrizi Lab) for giving up their Saturday afternoon, and inspiring the next generation of scientists!
We are also very grateful to the following UK DRI Group Leaders, and lab members, for contributing to the imaging gallery on the day:
Dr Marc Busche (UCL),
Dr Soyon Hong (UCL)
Dr Sam Barnes (Imperial) - Dr Carola Radulescu, Dr Nawal Zabouri, Dr Leire Melgosa, Dr Shinil Raina
Prof Tara Spires-Jones (Edinburgh) - Dr Carmen Montero
Prof Nick Fox (UCL & Dementia Research Centre, UCL).
You can find a selection of images from the day on UK DRI Flickr!