Public Engagement News - 2019
View our public engagement news from 2019
Midlothian Science Festival Schools Programme
October 2019: CIR researchers run ‘Your Amazing Immune System’ and ‘Supercytes’ workshops at local schools in partnership with the Midlothian Science Festival.
Action Medical Research Aberdeen Engagement Evening
September 2019: Professor Donald J Davidson participated in the Action Medical Research Aberdeen Engagement Evening
Science Insights 2019
August 2019: The Centre participated, once again, in Science Insights - an exciting work experience programme designed to give 5th year high school pupils a real insight into the work and life of research scientists.
I'm a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here: MRC Festival Zone 2019
June 2019: Centre for Inflammation Research staff take part in Wellcome and MRC online student engagement program with schools across the UK
Centre awards for Public Engagement and 3-minute talks
June 2019: Awards for "Excellence in Public Engagement" and the first Centre 3-minute talk competition were presented to Maria Panagopoulou and Caroline Chauche
June 2019: AIRItalks disseminate scientific knowledge to a wider audience
MRC Festival of Medical Research event: Supercytes Teacher Training: 19 June 2019
June 2019: The Centre ran a free, "sold out" interactive workshop to train teachers in using our "Supercytes" game-based schools' resource, focused on immunology and inflammation
Jonathan Fallowfield on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in the Daily Mail
May 2019: Jonathan Fallowfield was interviewed for an 'expert opinion' by the Daily Mail for a prominent health feature
Your Amazing Immune System - Operation Colodenum
May 2019: Donald J Davidson ran a pilot school workshop "Your Amazing Immune System: Operation Colodenum"
University of the 3rd Age Presentation
May 2019: Donald J Davidson was invited to deliver a talk to the East Lothian University of the 3rd Age group
Forensics on the Moon
May 2019: Emergency oxygen tanks on the moon are missing - who's the thief?
'Amazing Immunology' at the Edinburgh International Science Festival 2019
April 2018: The CIR Public Engagement Team have another successful year at the Edinburgh International Science Festival with their 'Amazing Immunology' workshop
'Amazing Immunology' Workshop at local Primary School
April 2019: CIR researchers take part in the Craigmillar Community Science Festival Event
The Association for Science Education Scotland Conference
March 2019: CIR researchers ran an interactive workshop at the Association for Science Education Scotland Conference, to train Biology teachers and Science Educators how to use our "Supercytes" game-based schools' resource, focused on immunology and inflammation
Discussing the use of animals in research
February 2019: School visit aims to get pupils talking about the use of animals in research.
MRC Science Showcase in Scotland
February 2019: Researchers from the Centre for Inflammation Research attended the Scottish Parliament to highlight to MSPs novel approaches to address the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance
Holy Rood RC High School Careers Fair
February 2019: Holy Rood RC High School Positive Destinations Careers Fair
New kidneys for old: a challenge for surgery and tissue engineering
January 2019: Public lecture series "Let's Talk About Health and Disease"