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BBSRC to partner with London Science Festival

BBSRC to partner with London Science Festival - 15 April 2014. Wavebreak Media
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Highlights from: 20 years of bioscience

BBSRC has announced a partnership with the successful London Science Festival to deliver the Great British Bioscience Festival later this year.

The free festival will be a culmination of a yearlong programme of activities marking BBSRC 20th Anniversary and will bring world-leading bioscience research groups from across the UK to East London.

Professor Jackie Hunter, BBSRC Chief Executive said: "The Great British Bioscience Festival will be a unique chance for BBSRC and our scientists to bring awe-inspiring bioscience research to East London. The partnership with London Science Festival will help us to engage more people across the capital and our event is a perfect fit with their theme for 2014 – Life".

The Great British Bioscience Festival will include 19 exciting and engaging exhibits produced by BBSRC-funded university and institute research groups from every UK nation. The groups will exhibit with BBSRC in Museum Gardens, Bethnal Green, London, 14-16 November 2014.

A variety of interactive hands on activities will be on offer, covering a wide range of bioscience topics such as; animal locomotion, taking the pain out of injections and making fish oils in GM plants. Each display will be delivered by a team of leading researchers who will be on hand to explain the science behind the exhibit. The festival will be open to the general public and will be free to attend.

For a full list of each of the funded exhibits that will feature at the festival, visit: www.bbsrc.ac.uk/gbbioscifest.

The festival's partner, the London Science Festival was founded with the mission to engage the public in all things scientific, from natural science to science in its most cultural and interdisciplinary contexts. The Festival collaborates with leading scientists, artists, museums, universities and independent organisations, to open science up to those who fund it, to encourage audiences of all ages to pursue careers in science and engineering – and to allow individuals' access to research which they can use to make informed decisions about their lives. As part of the partnership with the Great British Bioscience Festival, London Science Festival will move the focus of its activities in 2014 to East London. London Science Festival takes place from 12-19 November 2014.

Keep up to date with the latest festival news on Twitter using the hashtags #GBbioscifest and  #LSF14 .

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