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Congratulations are offered to Professor
Robin Weiss on his election to the National Academy of Sciences (USA).
Robin is Emeritus Professor of Viral Oncology in the Wohl Virion Centre. (Link
Published: Jun 5, 2013 10:30:40 AM
The MRC@UCL Centenary Science Fair will be a family fun day for all ages and will include lab tours, talks, hands-on activities, interactive demonstrations, games and exhibitions. There will be stalls and exhibits in the UCL Cloisters off the main quad, and a treasure hunt for younger visitors. Some of the groups involved and activities planned include: The Centre for Medical Molecular Virology will run science workshops offering a fun, hands-on experience of what the centre does. Including DNA extraction, testing pipetting skills and allowing visitors to demonstrate creative flair by designing and drawing their own interpretations of viruses. The Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing will exhibit research findings about the National Survey of Health and Development (NHSD), alongside a timeline of public interest milestones. They will also host a variety of activities, including testing grip strength and measuring reaction times. Students from the Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology will show what it's like to work in a lab, with various interactive presentations and demonstrations, and the opportunity to discuss careers in medical research. The MRC fellows at UCL will give a series of talks aimed at the general public highlighting the biomedical research funded by the MRC. These talks will focus on the big challenges in biomedical research including cancer, heart disease, infections and diseases of the nervous system. The Seminar series will be officially started by Nobel laureate and one of the BBC's 'Beautiful Minds', Sir Tim Hunt In addition, visitors can sign up for visits to the research labs at the Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology. More...
Published: Mar 5, 2013 1:42:56 PM
Mayflower Primary School (Tower Hamlets)
MRC Centre for Medical Molecular Virology members Prof Greg Towers, Dr Milne and their team were welcomed by years 3-6 pupils at Mayflower Primary School, who learned more about flu, vaccination, what viruses look like, and how big they are. Students tried their hand at virus recombination (with boxes, not the real thing!), tried scientist garb on for size, and had close encounters with real life parasites (safely deceased). Teacher Alicia Lesch confirmed the pupil's enthusiastic response to the visit, saying 'thanks so much for today. It was brilliant and so inspiring!! The whole school is buzzing about your visit and all the children enjoyed it so much'.
Pupils show Prof Towers and Dr Milne how its done. View full-size photo here.
scientists in the making. View full-size photo here.
talc powder makes for a much more pleasant alternative to virus particles in a sneeze demonstration. View full-size photo here.
creation of a new chicken/pig/Dr Milne mega virus - all in a day's work. View full-size photo here.
beware of the beastie - a (thankfully) deceased large roundworm. View full-size photo here.
Cheyenne's Letter. View full-size photo here.
Rasa's Letter. View full-size photo here.
Shamina Letter. View full-size photo here.
Zaahid Letter. View full-size photo here.
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