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On Wednesday, 21 June 2017 the MRC MBU participated in the MRC's Festival of Medical Research and opened its doors to the public for its annual open day.
Our visitors were extremely interested to hear about the causes and effects of mitochondrial diseases, with explanations of the Unit's research towards the discovery and development of therapies.
Some of this research was shown in a practical demonstration, where fluorescent markings were used to observe the behaviour of fruit flies under a microscope.
On Wednesday, 24 June 2015, the MRC MBU opened its doors to the public for its annual Open Day.
During the course of the day we welcomed approximately 50 visitors, including three scientists and four tutors who accompanied students from three local schools/colleges.
Tours were scheduled every two hours and included:
On 25 June 2014 the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit (MBU) opened its doors again to the public.
Visitors included local residents and students from local sixth form colleges. MBU scientists gave a series of talks and demonstrations on mitochondria and how mitochondrial dysfunction leads to illness and ageing.
Visitors also attended a “meet the scientists” session, where members further explained their work through the use of posters, movies and video games.
To celebrate the Centenary of the Medical Research Council, the Mitochondrial Biology Unit opened its doors to the public on 20 June 2013 for demonstrations and presentations based on the theme ‘How do we get energy out of food?’