Nottingham Digestive Diseases Biomedical Research Unit Open Day

   
   
Gastric diseases
11 Jun 2013 13:49:43.253
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A Nottingham research unit specialising in furthering our knowledge of digestive diseases is to open its doors to the general public later this week.

The National Institute for Health Research Nottingham Digestive Diseases Biomedical Research Unit (NIHR BRU) in conjunction with The University of Nottingham’s Digestive Diseases Centre is holding its annual open event on Thursday June 13.

The event is designed to give anyone who has ever wondered exactly what goes on in a medical research centre the perfect opportunity to visit the BRU and learn more about the projects it supports.
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The event is open to anyone — from researchers and potential collaborators to members of the public and those considering a career in medical research, with exhibits of the BRU’s equipment on display and live demonstrations carried out for public viewing by dedicated members of staff.

Professor Robin Spiller, Head of the NDDC and Lead Director of the BRU, said: "We’re delighted to open our doors to visitors to allow them to gain some first-hand experience of the fascinating research that goes on in the Unit. It should be an enjoyable and informative session for all.”

This NDDC Unit is one of three NIHR BRUs which specialises in research regarding gastrointestinal and liver diseases, and in keeping with their research the theme of the Open Day will be infection, inflammation and its long term consequences. Visitors from the community are welcome to look around at their own leisure to discover more about the services offered by different areas of the Unit, which strives to work with the most promising biomedical research breakthroughs in order to introduce them as patient treatments.

The event takes place from 12pm to 2pm on Thursday June 13 2013, at the Nottingham Digestive Diseases Biomedical Research Unit, E floor, West Block, QMC Medical School, NG7 2UH. Refreshments will be provided.

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More information is available from Professor Robin Spiller

on +44 (0)115 823 1090, robin.spiller@nottingham.ac.uk

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