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Hands-on science this Saturday at Crick Institute Discovery Day

13th June 2017
UCL Culture
17 June 2017

UCL partner The Crick Institute invites you to take a peek behind the scenes of its world-class research at its first Discovery Day of talks and workshops this Saturday.

Family activities include making your own fluorescent kaleidoscope, and making a friend's arm twitch using nothing but the power of your brain and a couple of electrodes. You are also requested to leave the ‘poo taboo’ at home, to discover your body’s second brain - the gut - in the first of the Discovery Day talks.

If all that wasn’t enough, the institute’s friendly scientists will be on hand throughout the day to demonstrate their research and answer your burning scientific questions.

Dedicated to understanding the biology of health and disease, the Crick Institute helps to develop and translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease and stroke.

The institute is made up of over 1500 scientists from the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, Imperial College London, King's College London and UCL - making it the biggest biomedical research facility under a single roof in Europe.

The Discovery Day will run from 10.00 and 16.00 on Saturday 17 June. To explore the full programme visit: bit.ly/crickdiscovery

This event is part of the MRC Festival of Medical Research which runs 17-25 June. For more information visit: bit.ly/mrcfestival2017