Together with the Wellcome Genome Campus, European Molecular Biology Laboratory European Bioinformatics Institute, the University of Cambridge and the Medical Research Council Laboratory for Molecular Biology, the Babraham Institute organised ‘LifeLab’. LifeLab is part of European Researchers Night and aims to bring researchers and the community closer together, to show how local research influences our lives, to celebrate research outcomes and to showcase career opportunities.
Funding has been secured from the European Commission to celebrate LifeLab in 2018 and 2019 in Cambridgeshire. LifeLab 2018 started with a two weeks roadshow where scientists visited local schools and finished with 2 days of events in Peterborough and Cambridge on 28 and 29 September.
The Babraham Institute was represented at various venues, such as the Grafton Centre, Cambridge Science Centre and Babbage Lecture Theatre in Cambridge and Cathedral Square in Peterborough. The events Institute researchers participated in varied from talks to puppet shows and from hands-on science activities to guided tours.
Have a look at our Public Engagement blog for more insights into LifeLab 2018. To stay informed about LifeLab 2019, please check the LifeLab website and keep an eye on the events page.