2017 BSGCT Public Engagement

From cancer to blindness; can science save the day?

This free, one-day interactive event provided an opportunity to discuss and debate cutting edge research with scientists, patients, research students and clinicians/nurses, and to think about the impact that this research has on society and on you.
We had a great line-up of speakers who introduced the concepts of gene therapy and stem cell therapy as well as their application to treat cancer and disorders of the central nervous system among others.

The lunchtime session allowed students the chance to participate in several hands-on activities as well as chatting to active scientists from a range of career backgrounds and levels. Teachers had the chance to meet STEM ambassadors and representatives from the Nuffield Foundation to hear about their school’s science placement schemes.

This event was an opportunity to discuss and debate new developments in gene and stem cell therapies and gene editing as well as ethical implications of these novel discoveries. It was a chance to engage with scientists, clinicians and research students to learn about the impact this research has on society and to hear about different career paths in science. The FREE event was suitable for GCSE and A-Level students and anyone with an interest in learning more about immunity and disease prevention. More details about our 2018 will be available soon.

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