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MRC Festival Zone Report – June 2019

Read the report: MRC Festival Zone Report – June 2019 [PDF]

The MRC Festival Zone was a four-week-long online event funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) as part of the MRC Festival of Medical Research. 25 MRC researchers and technical staff put up profiles on the website, and 24 of these engaged with students throughout the month in live CHATs and the ASK section. Continue reading

Posted on July 31, 2019 by modmichaela in News | Leave a comment

Thank you from your winner – Deepak!

Students! Help us decide which scientists and engineers should take part in the next event, and you could win a £20 voucher. All you need to do is take 2 minutes now to judge these 12 sentences. The past four weeks has been one of the most rewarding, fulfilling and thought-provoking periods I have had in science. In research, we are very lucky to get funding for our work, often from the generosity of the public via organisations like the MRC and similar charities and governmental departments. Yet, usually the majority of our findings are communicated not to the public, but to a limited group of colleagues at a conference or in a publication. With this event, it was a real privilege to have the chance to actually spend time discussing the work we do (as well as the fun and challenges of science) with over 1100 students in real-time … Continue reading

Posted on July 2, 2019 by modantony in News | Leave a comment

The fourth and final Weekly Winner is…

The final Weekly Winner in the MRC Festival Zone is…

Ross Hill, you’re the Week 4 Winner!

Every week students in the MRC Festival Zone have been voting for their favourite to put them in the running for the £500 prize.

The four contenders for Overall Winner are Deepak Chandrasekharan, David Wilson, Nina Rzechorzek and Ross Hill. Stay tuned to find out who is going home with the money…

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Posted on June 28, 2019 by modemily in News | Leave a comment

🏆 Week 4’s student winner is…

Each week the researchers and technical staff taking part in the MRC Festival Zone nominate their top student – one who’s made the most of the event, shown enthusiasm and asked some really great questions.
This week, Iqera from Reading Girls’ School was nominated for… Continue reading

Posted on June 28, 2019 by modemily in News | Leave a comment

Join Week 4’s evening live chat, tonight from 7pm

Log in between 7 and 8pm for another chance to talk to the researchers and technical staff in the MRC Festival Zone

Continue asking your brilliant questions in this special after-school live chat. Just log in and head to the CHAT page from 7pm!

Why not introduce your friends and family to the researchers and technical staff you’ve been talking with in school? You can even ask them to pose their own question about medical research, neurology, genetics and more… Continue reading

Posted on June 27, 2019 by modamy in News | Leave a comment

The third Weekly Winner has been chosen…

This week in the MRC Festival Zone, you’ve chosen…

Nina, you’re the Week 3 Winner!

Each week students in the MRC Festival Zone vote for their favourite to put them in the running for the £500 prize.

On the final day of the activity, the Weekly Winner with the most votes will be named the Overall Winner and take home the money! Continue reading

Posted on June 21, 2019 by modamy in News | 1 Comment

The MRC Festival Week 3 student winner is…

Each week the researchers and technical staff taking part in the MRC Festival Zone nominate their top student – one who’s made the most of the event, shown enthusiasm and asked some really great questions.

This week, Mia from Kingsmead School was nominated for asking “great questions on university/careers advice!” and a “thoughtful question and response to the researchers’ answers” on their ASK question: What do you think about Global Warming and if you could do anything to prevent it what is the most important way of recovering the crisis? Continue reading

Posted on June 21, 2019 by modamy in News | Leave a comment

Join Week 3’s evening live chat, tonight from 7pm

Log in between 7 and 8pm for another chance to talk to the researchers and technical staff in the MRC Festival Zone

Continue asking your brilliant questions in this special after-school live chat. Just log in and head to the CHAT page from 7pm!

Why not introduce your friends and family to the researchers and technical staff you’ve been talking with in school? You can even ask them to pose their own question about medical research, neurology, genetics and more… Continue reading

Posted on June 20, 2019 by modamy in News | Leave a comment