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Oxfordshire Science Festival is back and RDM researchers are out in force engaging the public with their research. Join us in Oxford Town Hall on 17 and 18 June as we showcase research from across the department.

‘A scientist and a spoonful of sugar’ (OCDEM), ‘Affairs of the Heart’ (CVM) and ‘DNA Origami: How to fold a genome’ (WIMM-NDCLS) aim to inform and inspire family audiences about research taking place here in Oxford. And there’s an adults only event on Saturday 17 June from 6.30pm if you don’t fancy competing with children to have a go on the activities! Take a look at the full programme online.

Affairs of the Heart (Saturday 17 June)

What does blood pressure really mean? How hard does your heart pump? And what happens when things start to go wrong? Explore our research into heart disease.

A Scientist and a spoonful of sugar (Sunday 18 June)

Diabetes is a big health problem, and it’s caused when the pancreas doesn’t make enough insulin to balance sugar in the body. Come and find out where your pancreas is, what can go wrong with it and who is at risk of diabetes. You can also find out how much sugar is in your favourite food and drinks.

DNA Origami: How to fold a genome (Sunday 18 June)

Inside every one of our cells, something remarkable is happening. A two metre-long DNA molecule twists and folds becoming smaller than the width of a human hair. See how tiny changes in this 3D knotted structure can have a big impact on human health.

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