On 6 to 21 March Oxford University and NHS researchers are showcasing their work in venues across Oxfordshire during `Oxford Science Festival and British Science Week’. The NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) `Open Weeks’ will include venues such as the Oxford Natural History Museum as well as talks and tours held on site at the Oxford University Hospitals. There will be something for everyone and all events are free.
The NIHR Oxford BRC brings together researchers and clinicians from Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and the University of Oxford to develop innovations and improvements in the delivery of healthcare for the direct benefit of patients.
During Open Weeks the public will have access behind the scenes of the Acute Vascular Imaging Centre (AVIC) or there will be an opportunity to see the human brain in action from the control room of the ultra-high field MRI Scanner at Oxford University’s Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain (OCMR). Leading researchers will be giving talks on the latest research in heart health, cancer, blood and Genomic Medicine. People can also find out about the latest research developments in Cancer, Dementia, Heart Disease and more, with speakers from Oxford University and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. Visitors can also try their hand at interactive exhibitions to discover how technology is revolutionising healthcare both in the hospital and at home.
Vasiliki Kiparoglou, Head of Operations, NIHR Oxford BRC said: “Oxford has long been at the forefront of medical research, whether it is the genetic and molecular basis of disease, the latest advances in neuroscience, or clinical studies in cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stroke and other conditions. This is a fantastic opportunity for the public to learn about the benefits to patients of the latest developments in healthcare research.