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Science Festival 2018

 

Cambridge Science Festival at the Vet School

Saturday 24th March 2018 from 10am to 1pm

 

 

 

 

Join our enthusiastic researchers and expert clinicians for cutting-edge talks on dog genetics and hands-on activities for all ages.

Science Festival information: https://www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk/

Book your FREE tickets now: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/making-sense-of-animal-health-with-genetics-tickets-42902624906

 

Talks: book your tickets and arrive early!

- 10 am: Penny Watson "Why do Spaniels get sick? Interactions between genes and environment"

- 11 am: Nai-Chieh Liu and the BOAS research group "When cuteness goes wrong: the truth about the flat faced dogs"

- 12 noon: Máire Lawlor and the CTVT research group "A shaggy dog story: The contagious cancer that conquered the world"

 

Hands-on activities: drop in at any time between 10 and 1 for entertaining and informative games on genetics and clinical sciences.

Watch the Canine Transmissible venereal tumour on youtube:

https://youtu.be/CV9xGi8-p0o

 

Location:

Department of Veterinary Medicine, Madingley Road, West Cambridge, CB3 0ES

https://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/about/directions

 

For more information about theCambridge Science Festival:

https://www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk/

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Prof Julian Parkhill

The Department of Veterinary Medicine is delighted that Professor Julian Parkhill FRS FMedSci is joining the us as the second Marks and Spencer’s Professor following Professor Maskell taking up the Vice Chancellorship of the University of Melbourne. Professor Parkhill is recognised as an international authority on the genomics and evolution of bacteria of humans and animals, including antibiotic resistance. He will provide a major boost to the Department’s and the University’s research activities in the field.

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