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March 2019

Cambridge Science Festival talk – Organ transplantation: past successes, future challenges

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

BTRU researchers are once again giving a lecture at the Cambridge Science Festival, this year looking at organ transplantation past and future. Organ transplantation is one of the major success stories of modern medicine. Although more than 50,000 people in the UK are alive today because of this success, the severe shortage of donor organs remains the biggest single challenge facing transplant clinicians today. The goal of the NIHR Blood and Transplant Research Unit (BTRU) in Organ Donation and Transplantation…

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Awesome organs: BTRU @ Cambridge Science Festival Hands-on Day

March 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology, Robinson Way
Cambridge, CB2 0SZ United Kingdom
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We're delighted once again to be part of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus Day at this year's Cambridge Science Festival. Our home for the day will be the Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology and we'll be joining many other organisations, companies and institutes, which together will give you a real insight into how life-changing research is developing new treatments and medicines to benefit society. In particular we're delighted this year to be exhibiting alongside the BTRU in Donor Health and…

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April 2019

Patient and Public Research Panel: Easter coffee morning

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Lead Jenny Hasenfuss warmly invites all members of the BTRU's Patient and Public Research Panel to join her for an informal Easter get together over coffee. A great opportunity to catch up with Jenny and share all the latest news. Venue: Newcastle University main campus, specific location tbc.

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May 2019

Patient and Public Research Panel Meeting

May 22 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

All members of the BTRU's Patient and Public Research Panel are warmly invited to join Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Lead Jenny Hasenfuss for this panel meeting. A great opportunity to catch up with Jenny, share the latest BTRU news and find out about new opportunities to get involved in the work of the unit. Venue: Newcastle University main campus, room tbc.

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June 2019

Soapbox Science Newcastle

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Greys Monument, Grainger Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5AF United Kingdom
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Come along to this free drop-in public science event – fun and inspiring for all! BTRU PhD student Georgina Wilkins and PPIE Lead Jenny Hasenfuss will be attending all day to support the scientists who are doing public talks and demonstrations. Soapbox Science is a novel public outreach platform for promoting women scientists and the science they do. With Soapbox Science, the goal is to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy, learn from, question and be inspired…

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August 2019

BTRUs @ World Transplant Games and Newcastle University Sports Science event

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Boiler House, Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU United Kingdom
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Student Forum Space outside the Boiler House BTRU team members from Newcastle University are delivering interactive public engagement stalls at two large scale events for this summer's World Transplant Games. In the first of these, researchers, clinicians and members of our Public and Patient Research Panel will be running a joint stall with colleagues and Public Panel members from one of our sister units, the BTRU in Donor Health and Genomics (based in Cambridge). Home for the day will be…

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September 2019

ECTORS inaugural meeting

September 14 - September 15
Copenhagen Copenhagen, Denmark

The European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) has recently established a new section, the European Cell Therapy and Organ Regeneration Section (ECTORS). The aim of the section is to provide a forum for discussing and stimulating novel developments in the fields of cellular therapies in organ transplantation, organ regeneration and generation of new organs from stem cells and biomaterials. The first ECTORS meeting will be held in Copenhagen on 14 and 15 September 2019, ahead of the main ESOT meeting.…

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Patient and Public Research Panel meeting

September 27 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

All members of the BTRU's Patient and Public Research Panel are warmly invited to join Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Lead Jenny Hasenfuss for this panel meeting. A great opportunity to catch up with Jenny, share the latest BTRU news and find out about new opportunities to get involved in the work of the unit. Specific items for this meeting will include: discussion on future opportunities for the BTRU in ODT and a project application review. Venue: Newcastle University main…

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BTRU @ European Researchers’ Night: World Wide Webs

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Great North Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne, Great North Museum, Hancock, Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT United Kingdom
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The BTRU is delighted once again to be running a public science stall as part of Great North Nights at Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle. Meet some of the BTRU team, play our quiz, have a go at Japanese poetry, help us make some bunting. Hear about the transplantation research being undertaken at Newcastle University to develop and evaluate novel approaches that will increase the suitability of donor organs. Great North Museum is open late and will be filled with…

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October 2019

BTRU @ Big Biology Day 2019

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hills Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road
Cambridge, CB2 8PE United Kingdom
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Saturday 5 October sees the return of Big Biology Day, one of the UK's largest free biology public engagement events involving hands-on science fun for all the family and we're delighted once again to be part of it all. We'll be joining a host of other organisations, companies and institutes at Hills Road Sixth Form College in Cambridge to get hands-on with biology. Come and see BTRU researchers demonstrate the latest organ perfusion technology which can revive donor organs outside…

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