Public engagement bursary winners

Glasgow Polyomics, together with the Glasgow Science Festival, would like to announce the 2015 winners of the ISSF public engagement bursaries, writes Dr Amy Cattanach of Glasgow Polyomics

These bursaries are to support the initiation, development, and delivery of an activity to engage the public about their research, during the Glasgow Science Festival, or another upcoming event.

We particularly welcomed applications which spanned disciplines, or supported 2015’s themes of Food & Drink, Light and Light Technologies, and Glasgow Green.

The winners are:   

Dr Louise Harris

Dr Jane Stanley

Louise Harris & Jane Stanley from the School of Culture and Creative Arts (Music) with their “Halo Harp”, initially developed as part of the RSE projects for the International Year of Light, and will serve as a pilot activity for a future grant application. 

The Halo Harp illustrates the relationships between sound, light and colour. This event will be part of the Glasgow Science Festival’s Science Sunday on the 14th June.

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Elmarie MyburghElmarie Myburgh from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Molecular Parasitology in the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, MVLS, with her activity “Creating creatures that sparkle and glow” using bioluminescence. This event will be part of the Glasgow Science Festival’s Science Sunday on the 14th June.


 

Martin Hendry from the School of Physics & Astronomy for the series of events entitled “Happy Birthday James Clerk Maxwell: Scotland’s Forgotten Einstein”.  

These series of events will celebrate the life of James Clerk Maxwell, a Scottish mathematical physicist who formulated the theory of electromagnetic radiation. For detail of the Festival of Light, including a ceilidh on James Clerk Maxwell's birthday on 13 June, visit Illumating Maxwell.  


 

Tony Dornan from the Institute of Molecular, Cell, and Systems Biology, MVLS, with his genetically engineered fluorescent flies event “Shining a light on kidney diseases”. This activity will be part of the Glasgow Science Festival’s Science Sunday on the 14th June.


 

Dr Emilie CombetEmilie Combet from the School of Medicine (Nutrition) & Jane Stanley from the School of Culture and Creative Arts (Music) for their activity “Tasty Notes”. This activity focuses on the interactions between senses, especially flavour and music. This event will initially be part of the Glasgow Science Festival’s Science Sunday on the 14th June.


 

Suzanne Thomson from the Institute of Molecular, Cell, and Systems BiologyMVLS, who is also a Hunterian Associate, for her event “Nerve Surgery – Past, Present, and Future”. This activity explores nerve anatomy, the latest innovations in nerve surgery, and the use of bioengineering to assist nerve growth. This event will initially be part of the Glasgow Science Festival’s Science Sunday on the 14th June, and a Hunterian Associates event will be run later in the year.


To find out more about Science Sunday visit Science Sunday at the University of Glasgow. 

For more information about the Festival visit Glasgow Science Festival


First published: 14 May 2015

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