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Robin Weiss: Election to US National Academy of Sciences

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 to Wohl)
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Published: Jun 5, 2013 10:30:40 AM

COMING UP: MRC@UCL Centenary Science Fair

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

Public Engagement


The Centre is committed to developing wider public understanding of the research we do, while encouraging active involvement from the community

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Below are examples of how we achieve this.  For further information in how to get involved or arrange an event in collaboration with the Centre, please contact Lauren Collins by email, or phone +44 (0)203 108 2116


COMING UP: MRC Centenary UCL Open Day -  Saturday 29 June 2013

Open invitation to schools & the public | Contact: Lauren Collins

The Centre will join other MRC-funded groups and units based at UCL to host a Centenary Open Day and Science Fair to celebrate MCR-funded research at UCL. This will be a family fun day catering for all ages, with interactive exhibits, lab tours, talks, workshops and games.

Other Units & Centres involved will be:

Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology & Cell Biology Unit

MRC International Nutrition Group

MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health

MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing

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