One month to go until….The University of Manchester opens its doors to the public to reveal some of their amazing research on life sciences and medicine.

This free event will take place on Saturday 6 July in the Michael Smith Building (just off Dover Street, M13 9PL), The University of Manchester, from 11am – 3pm.

Come and take a look around our laboratories, have a go at our experiments, and use our million pound microscopes. Kids and adults alike can get hands-on with creepy crawlies, find out how the heart works, make edible cells out of cookies, and involve themselves in many more activities at our Community Open Day.

Activities will include creating paintings with maggots and other insects, making DNA bracelets, learning how leeches were used in medicine, and there will also be the opportunity to find out about biological and medical research that the University of Manchester undertakes. Our scientists will be on hand to talk to you about what they do, so that you can learn all about what goes on, from cancer research to brain imaging.

Last year, this family-friendly event attracted around 700 visitors from the local community. There is no need to book – just drop in.

Suitable for all ages. Free Parking.

This is a joint event between the Faculty of Life Sciences and the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences.

Read more about the Community Open Day.

Posted on behalf of Kate Dack, Public Programmes Manager, Nowgen, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and The University of Manchester