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Public engagement

The LMCB runs a variety of activites to promote open and effective dialogue between the public and our reseachers. Some of our activities are held every year, while others are only held once.

Our objectives are to:

  • To raise public awareness of LMCB research 
  • To raise awareness of molecular cell biology, locally, nationally and internationally
  • To inspire and inform the next generation of researchers
  • To influence science policy and research practice

Our activities include:

  • Participation in the MRC Festival of Medical Research (2019 Summer Science Fete2018 Science Fair)
  • Involvement with local schools
  • Local talks aimed at non-scientist audiences
  • Training and workshops for our scientists
  • Engagement with policymakers
  • Dissemination of information and resources about developmental diseases
  • Collaboration with patient groups and foundations

I want to do science! Had lots of fun and talked to interesting people with cool jobs... Fun, informative, excellent... Good science learning, very interactive. Great exhibition for people of all ages... I found it very interesting and I learned a lot of new things. Amazing!... This is the best event I have ever been to!... (Evaluation for MRC Festival, Summer Science Fete, 2019) 

Loved the Drosophila event, must consider it as a career... I loved how a lot of it was practical, instead of being spoken at... Enjoyed all activities and thought it was really hands on... Had a lovely time, everyone was so nice and easy to talk to... (Stoke Newington School students, Feedback from School Visit 2017)

Annual programme of public engagement activities.

For more information about the LMCB's public engagement, please contact Giorgia Siriaco, Scientific Coordinator.

Resources for patients and families.