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University of Liverpool FREE Events: Festival of Medical Research
June 08th 2016

University of Liverpool FREE Events: Festival of Medical Research

The University of Liverpool are hosting a number of free events for the Medical Research Council’s Festival of Medical Research.

The Festival is to be held between the 18th and 26th June at locations around the University campus and Liverpool’s World Museum. All events are free but places must be booked in advance apart from the Meet the Scientists event.

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Meet the Scientists at Liverpool World Museum

  • Date: Saturday 18 June 2016, 11:00 – 16:00
  • Type of event: Activity day
  • Audience: Families
  • Venue Name: Liverpool World Museum
  • Location: Liverpool
  • Description: From Minds to Genes: Meet scientists from the University of Liverpool, take part in our hands on activities to discover new, better ways of treating people who are sick and to help make everybody healthier.
  • Booking details & more information: See Liverpool Museums

Poster Reception at the Victoria Gallery and Museum of Liverpool

  • Date: Wednesday 22nd June, 16:30 – 18:30
  • Type of event: Exhibition
  • Audience: Public
  • Venue Name: Victoria Gallery and Museum, University of Liverpool
  • Location: Liverpool
  • Description: Prior to the public lecture on the human genome project there will be an informal coffee reception in the Victoria Gallery and Museum during which members of the public will have the opportunity to meet with researchers conducting work funded by the MRC from a broad range of medical research fields.
  • Booking details & more information: See Eventbrite

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Public Lecture by Vivienne Parry, ‘100,000 Human Genome Project – is it important for you?’ 

  • Date: Wednesday 22nd June 2016, 18:30 – 20:00
  • Type of event: Talk/lecture/debate/Q&A
  • Audience: Public
  • Venue Name: Victoria Gallery and Museum, University of Liverpool
  • Location: Liverpool
  • Description: The 100,000 Human Genomes Project – Is it important for you?  A public lecture from Vivienne Parry. A scientist by training, Vivienne hosts medical programmes for Radio 4, writes widely on health, presents films, facilitates high level conferences and debates and trains young researchers.
  • Booking details & more information: See Eventbrite
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Lab Tours at the MRC Centre for Drug Safety Science

  • Date: Monday 20 June – Friday 24 June 2016
  • Type of event: Lab tour
  • Audience: Public
  • Venue Name: University of Liverpool
  • Location: Liverpool
  • Description: An opportunity for members of the public to see research labs in operation as part of a small group tour during which they will have the opportunity to ask questions of real researchers in the field of medical science.
  • Booking details & more information:

Lab Tours will be running across campus on different days and at different times. To sign up for a tour please visit the Eventbrite page for the lab you would like to visit and select the tour time you would like on the registration page.  Please note that tour numbers are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Tour participants must be at least 12 years of age and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tours can accommodate those with specific access needs. Unfortunately support animals are not allowed in most labs due to the risks posed to the animal and the potential for experimental work to be contaminated. Please contact the tour organisers to if you have any concerns about access.

All tours will convene in the foyer area of the Victoria Gallery and Museum. Here visitors will be met by a lab representative and escorted to the venue. Please arrive at the Victoria Gallery and Museum at least 15 minutes before the start of your tour.

North West Cancer Research Centre

The Wolfson Centre for Personalised Medicine

The Liverpool Bar Lab

The Centre for Genomic Research

The Centre for Integrated research into Musculoskeletal Ageing

The Centre for Cell Imaging

The Centre for Drug Safety Science

Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine Lab

Visiting the University

Visitors are advised to use public transport wherever possible – the University campus is a short walk from Liverpool Lime Street station and several buses stop near the campus. However, limited visitor parking is available for all events held at the University of Liverpool at the following car parks:

Cambridge Street Car Park – opposite the Cambridge Pub
Mount Pleasant Car Park – accessed opposite the Cathedral
Peach Street Car Park– accessed from Brownlow Hill
Brownlow Street Car Park – accessed from Pembroke Place

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