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NI Science Festival

The Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences is delighted to be supporting the 2019 Northern Ireland Science Festival which is running from 14th - 24th February at venues all across the country. 

These events present some of the best scientists from NI and beyond to discuss their work, cutting-edge research and what the future might hold.

During the day, the Festival offers a range of workshops, talks and interactive activities for young people, parents and schools. In the evening we will present an eclectic mix of scientific debate, talks, theatres, comedy, music and film for adults.


What's on

Various researchers from the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences will be showing and sharing their work with public and family audiences.  Tickets are going fast so please book to ensure your place! 

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Belfast on the Brink

For one day only, Queen’s Medical Biology Centre is acting as Belfast’s Centre for Disease Control and visitors are invited to participate in the journey of Discovery to Recovery.

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Barak Obama in Ireland

Rosalind Franklin, Barack Obama and the Irish Twists in the DNA Tale

Professor Mark Lawler shines a spotlight on a brilliant, dedicated scientist who was key to discovering the mystery of life, yet did not receive the honour that she deserved.

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Keeping the Person in Personalised Medicine

Join Professor Mark Lawler of Queens University for this panel discussion aimed at bringing together scientists, patients, industry and healthcare professionals to share their expertise, and help promote a personalised approach to the use of precision cancer medicine.

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Galapagos with Liz Bonnin: Evolution and Global Change

Liz Bonnin will present her experiences visiting the islands while developing a series on their natural history for BBC television. She will be joined by QUB academics from the School of Biological Sciences: Dr Jonathan Houghton and Professor Chris Allen.

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What’s the Big Deal with Big Data?

In this public forum, representatives from academia, the NHS, Government, industry, charities and patient groups explain how to restore public trust so that the knowledge gained through this data can bring benefits to patients and society.

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Know Your Enemy: Disease-Focussed Research at Queen’s University

Join scientists from the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine at Queen’s to explore how the human body works and how we are leading the fight against disease.

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Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology Public Open Day

Leading researchers will present an overview of the Centre and explain their work on the causes, early diagnosis and prevention of cancer. Get a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of research laboratories; meeting researchers, local charities and funding bodies

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