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QM virtual Life Sciences Institute launch – Monday 27 January

Thursday 2 January 2014

All students are invited to the launch of QM's virtual Life Sciences Institute on Monday 27 January. QM is making a significant investment in the development of a Life Sciences Institute that will address questions related to population health in the post-genomic era. The new Institute will be highly interdisciplinary, drawing on expertise from all three of our Faculties. As well as focusing on basic and translational scientific research, the Institute will also consider the social and ethical issues associated with activity in the field of life sciences.

In developing the Institute and our broader life sciences strategy, we will bring together researchers and external partners in fields ranging from the biomedical sciences, bioinformatics, tissue- and bio-engineering, ethics, law, economics and geography.

This new Institute is designed to be one of the UK’s leading research facilities in this arena. We will help realise the promise of personalised health care and address major public health issues, with the long-term aim of improving health outcomes for people around the world. More information about the Life Sciences Institute is available on the website: www.qmul.ac.uk/lifesciences.

The launch will be marked by an address from Sir William Castell, Chairman of the Wellcome Trust, and be followed by speeches from Professor Jeremy Kilburn, Vice-Principal (Science and Engineering), Professor Morag Shiach, Vice-Principal (Humanities and Social Sciences), Professor Mike Curtis, Deputy Vice-Principal (Health) and Professor Matthew Evans, Head of the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences.

The event will commence at 4pm in the Octagon, at the Mile End campus, and will be followed by an exhibition showcasing various life science-related projects in action at QM.

Please reserve your place by visiting the events page, where you can also find out more about the launch event: www.qmul.ac.uk/lifesciences/events.

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