Barts and Queen Mary Science Festival.This year the QMUL Epigenetics Hub took part in the Barts and Queen Mary Science Festival. The event is held annually and is aimed at anyone interested in science from children and teenagers to adults of any age. The 2015 event was opened by Professor Vernon Trafford and had over 400 attendees. The Epigenetics Hub stand was designed and manned by PhD students and Post-Doctoral Researchers representing each of the labs involved in the QMUL Epigenetics Hub. Topics introduced to attendees on the day covered the role of epigenetics in everything from cancer to learning behaviours and included kid-friendly explanations of the molecular mechanisms behind these phenomena. We look forward to taking part again next year – the 2016 Science Festival will be held on the 6th July.
“I found all the groups were really engaging and interesting, in particular, the epigenetics people where all manned by PhDs who had come together from all over the different campuses from SMD”