Centre open evening is a great success!

Activity at the Centre Open Evening

“A fabulous evening. Great organisation and very informative. I thoroughly enjoyed it.”

The recent CRUK Leeds Centre open evening was a great success. Beginning in the Thackray Medical Museum guests enjoyed a variety of stalls and hands-on activities including a keyhole surgery simulator, virtual lab tour and a model radiotherapy machine, followed by an opening presentation from Centre Director, Professor Reuben Tooze. The audience then split into smaller groups for tours of various labs and demonstrations of the Centre’s ‘powerwalls’ – digital pathology aids which show tumour images at massive magnification. Guests then reconvened in the Museum to hear Dr Ryan Mathew give a brilliant presentation about his life as a brain surgeon and his current research growing ‘mini brains’ in the laboratory. The evening was rounded off with a panel debate as a group of the Centre’s most eminent scientists and clinicians took questions from the audience. Guest feedback has been exceptional and we intend this to be the first of many Centre open evenings over the coming years. Our thanks to the three Centre partners – Cancer Research UK, the University of Leeds and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – for their support for the evening and their continued support of the Centre.

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