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MRC Festival of Medical Research Open Day
Tue 20 June 2017, 10:00 – 13:00 BST
We will be celebrating the MRC Festival of Medical Research Open Day on site at the Research Complex at Harwell on Tuesday 20 June. This event, for Key Stage 5 students, will run from 10:00 – 13:00.
The RCaH is a government-funded, state-of-the-art science facility for scientists who work on the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, near Didcot in Oxfordshire. It provides a unique environment for researchers in the life and physical sciences, enabling them to work in synergy at the interface between traditional science disciplines and use the major facilities on the Harwell Campus such as ISIS Neutron and Muon Source and Diamond Light Source.
The MRC Festival of Medical Research Open Day at the RCaH will give you an opportunity to participate in activities including:
- Hands on protein crystallization: See how we study proteins by growing crystals and try your hand at crystallizing a protein
- 3D printing: Handle 3D prints of ice-cream magnified a hundred times and see what makes it taste so good!
- DNA extraction: Learn how to extract DNA from strawberries in this hands-on activity.
- 4D science: Run your own synchrotron-style experiment with an interactive display of X-ray tomography.
As many of events are oversubscribed, registration of interest will remain open until 24 March 2017. Places will then be allocated to schools on a random basis - all schools will be contacted by 28 March 2017.