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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

Unique opportunity to visit a real science laboratory and to discuss science careers with active researchers... Came away with so many ideas for the next science week at the school. Thanks for the inspiration!... It was fascinating taking the lab tour and hearing what is really happening with research... (Evaluation survey for MRC @ UCL Centenary Science Fair, 2013)

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)

List of public engagement activities.

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

Resources for patients and families.