Posts Tagged ‘Wellcome Trust’

Bio Ethics Debate – POSTPONED

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Bio Ethics Debate

Title: Bio Ethics Debate
Location: MadLab
Description: Part of the Manchester Science Festival and Manchester Literature Festival. Supported by The Wellcome Trust.
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2011-10-28
End Time: 21:00








With Dr. Jo Verran, Prof Matthew Cobb, authors Jane Feaver (tbc) and Annie Clarkson.

Is research always fully aware of its consequences? Does science need to grow a conscience? Or are we in danger of being too distrustful of science? Of demonising it even? These and other questions will be discussed at this launch event for Comma Press’s latest science-literature commission, Bio-Punk. Leading Manchester researchers will discuss their work with the University of Leicester’s ethicist Helen Busby, alongside two authors tasked with translating current research into fictional visions of the future.

Part of the Manchester Science Festival and Manchester Literature Festival.

Supported by The Wellcome Trust.

DIY Biology: Manchester gains funding for innovative new “citizen science” partnership

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

University scientists and community technologists have teamed up to win funding for an exciting new scientific initiative. Funded by the Wellcome Trust, and based at the MadLab community space, the 12 month Manchester DIYBio project will create an innovative “citizen science” community, with the aim of enabling wider participation in biological research. Amateur scientists will collaborate with researchers from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) on a wide range of experiments, ranging from a “Manchester Microbe Map” to a survey of the region’s ponds, and a mystery “mega-project”…