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EPSRC Reference: EP/I017593/1
Title: Meet the Biomedical Imaging Scientist with The University of Manchester Biomedical Imaging Institute and the Manchester Museum of Science & Industry
Principal Investigator: Parker, Professor GJM
Other Investigators:
Rose, Dr C twining, Dr CJ
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Project Partners:
Museum of Science and Industry MOSI
Department: Medical and Human Sciences
Organisation: University of Manchester, The
Scheme: Partnerships- Public Engage
Starts: 01 April 2011 Ends: 31 March 2013 Value (£): 18,573
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Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
19 Oct 2010 PPE Starter Grants Call 3 DecisionAwaited
Summary on Grant Application Form
Meet the Scientist events are opportunities for the general public to meet working scientists and learn about what they do. These events are typically held in places such as science museums, are highly interactive, involve hands-on desktop exhibits and are suitable for the whole family.Biomedical imaging involves making pictures of the inside of peoples' bodies. Such pictures---and measurements derived from them---can be used to detect and diagnose damage or disease (such as a broken arm using X-ray imaging, or cancer using magnetic resonance imaging); to monitor patients' heath over time; to learn more about how our bodies' tissues and organs work when healthy or diseased; or to learn how diseases respond to treatments such as prescription drugs, allowing new treatments to be tested and made available faster and more cheaply.Most people are aware of what an X-ray is, and that patients often have to go for a scan , but few people know that there are many different types of scan or are familiar with the basic scientific principles that make such scans possible.The world-class researchers at the University of Manchester's Biomedical Imaging Institute have partnered with the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) to develop and deliver Meet the Scientist events about biomedical imaging. The events will provide the general public an opportunity to learn about the basic principles behind medical imaging from scientists that are driving this field of science forwards. The hands-on exhibits developed will be reused in other events, such as science fairs and schools visits.The project also aims to improve the Biomedical Imaging Institute's ability to explain our research to the public what we do and show why it is of benefit. This will be achieved by providing Biomedical Imaging Institute staff with appropriate training in talking to the public in an accessible way about ideas that even we can find difficult.
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