Imperial College Global Summer School – outreach activity


The laboratory of Vania Braga (Molecular Medicine, Division of Respiratory Sciences) participated this summer in the recently launched initiative Imperial College Global Summer School. The main goal is to provide stimulating experiences in STEM that help to guide students into study and eventually careers in these fields. The program also included a number of enrichment activities interspersed throughout in addition to a robust pastoral care programme. The initiative attracted around 300 students (14-18 years old) from all over the world to enjoy two weeks of science activities and a flavour of academic research (and an intensive social program).

Vania Braga together with Dr. Anita Hall (Faculty of Natural Sciences) were leaders for the FoNS and FoM Stream Module. This stream aimed to provide students with insights and hands-on experience of cell biology experiments and their impact in medical research and drug development, cancer research in particular. All members of the Braga laboratory were involved in preparing cell samples to understand tumour metastasis and in demonstrating imaging techniques.   The activities can be seen in the video above.


Running for BHF

NHLI’s Pelin Arabacilar will be running the Edinburgh marathon Sunday 29th May 2016 as part of the heartrunners team at BHF.

Pelin explained why she chose to run for the British Heart Foundation: “I’m due to complete my PhD in cardiology at The Rayne Institute, a BHF Centre of Excellence. Being supported by the BHF throughout my studies to fight heart disease, I want to give back by running the marathon supporting this fight further from a different angle, again as part of the BHF. It will be challenging, but together we can do it.”

You can support Pelin and the BHF by visiting her just giving page.a2f04388-94a0-47c9-a8ae-6d14bb27451f

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