Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences


Science of Surgery 2023

19 April 2023

A child having a go on a medical robot with the aid of a researcher

On 3rd April, we opened our doors & welcomed over 500 people to our annual science fair - Science of Surgery. The event was a fun-filled, interactive day of activities with WEISS scientists demonstrating and celebrating the innovative medical technology they are working on.

Taking place inside Charles Bell House, the hub for WEISS research, the event featured 25 different activity stations delivered by 80 of our researchers from all levels across the Centre. Highlights included ultrasound levitation, nanorobots, give-it-a-go mock robotic surgery, and a behind-the-scenes tour of the lab and mock operating theatre.

WEISS' Deputy Director for Engagement, Dr Evangelos Mazomenos, said: "It was wonderful to see so many families engage with the activities so enthusiastically. It's an important day for us as we share and celebrate the cutting-edge technological research different groups are working on. Hopefully, we might inspire some of the children to become MedTech scientists or clinicians themselves in the future. A huge thank you to all WEISS staff for their creativity, time and effort in putting the day together."

Prof Andrew Nisbet, Head of the UCL Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering department, said: “Science of Surgery is, without doubt, one of the highlights of the year, and it was amazing to see so many children and adults of all ages, so engaged with our fabulous staff in the demos of our world-leading research.”

For more information about WEISS' Public Engagement work, visit here.