NIHR Great Ormond Street Hospital Biomedical Research Centre Family Fun Day

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UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

30 Guilford Street

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WC1N 1EH

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Take part in fun hands on activities, meet our friendly researchers and discover how research is improving the lives of children.

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Join us at the GOSH Biomedical Research Centre Family Fun Day

Take part in fun hands on activities, meet our friendly researchers and discover how medical research at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Great Ormond Street Hospital Biomedical Research Centre is helping find treatments for rare childhood conditions.

This is a free event with all activities suitable for ages 5+.

Activities include:

  • Taste test chocolates in a mock clinical trial (back by popular demand!)
  • Discover how 3D printing and virtual reality are used to build models of hearts to help doctors and patients prepare for surgery.
  • Sign up to a treasure hunt to discover the work of our scientists.
  • Build a DNA sequence using Lego bricks.
  • Try on a special “clean room” suit and move cells around
  • Go on a behind the scenes tour of our labs and learn how blood and pee is tested
  • Learn how pharmacy makes your medicine
  • Play with fake blood and learn how scientists can turn blood cells into special cancer fighting cells
  • Learn how scientists detect small molecules by playing a guess the weight game.
  • Build a model of a kidney and learn how your kidneys filter out waste
  • Learn about careers in science and medicine from our friendly researchers, pharmacists and scientists.
  • Take a quiz to learn what science career would suit you.

Come along to find out more about the NIHR GOSH Biomedical Research Centre and how our research helps patients at GOSH and children across the world. www.gosh.nhs.uk/brc

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