To celebrate the MRC’s 100th birthday in June 2013, MRC units and centres at UCL, as well as MRC-funded UCL Fellows, came together to present the MRC@UCL Centenary Science Fair.
On Saturday 29th June, the UCL cloisters were filled with stalls featuring hands-on activities, interactive demonstrations and games, and our treasure hunt was a hit with the children.
A series of talks on the big challenges in biomedical research, including cancer, heart disease, infections and diseases of the nervous system, was officially opened at by Nobel Laureate Sir Tim Hunt, one of the BBC’s ‘Beautiful Minds’.
Lab tours to the LMCB were over-subscribed and enjoyed by all, and entertaining workshops on viruses, by Greg Towers and Richard Milne, the work of the International Nutrition Group, the Life-Long Health and Ageing Unit, the Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health and the Sanger Centre's Virus Genomics Group also proved very popular.
A big thanks to all the volunteers who helped with the preparations and who put in time on the Saturday, helping with the lab tours or working on the stalls!