‘Science in the city’: bringing nanoscale medicine alive

Cyrill Bussy (Corresponding), Marilena Hadjidemetriou (Corresponding)

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The EuroScience Open Forum 2016 (ESOF16) was held this year in Manchester. While hundreds of seminars, workshops and debates on the latest scientific and technological topics took place in the conference venue, an inspiring science festival of activities and events was developed to bring science alive in the city and engage the whole community. The key themes of the ‘Science in the City’ festival were “Science Feast”, “Science of Me”, “History of Science”, “Building Something Impossible”, “Big Science Stage” and “Tiny Science”.

In this context, we were invited to take part in a public engagement event funded by the research programme initiative ‘Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)’ of the European Commission. The idea was to create a special two-day event for children and their families named ‘Science is a Revolution’ on the weekend preceding ESOF16 at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. Amongst the 8 topics of the event, we contributed to 3 workshops, namely ‘nanomedicine’, ‘graphene’ and ‘microscopy’.
Original languageEnglish
Article number https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mattod.2016.10.001
Pages (from-to)1-2
Number of pages2
JournalMaterials Today
Issue number1
Early online date10 Nov 2016
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • public engagement
  • Nanoscience
  • Graphene
  • Nanomedicine
  • Marie Curie

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Advanced materials
  • Cancer
  • Manchester Regenerative Medicine Network
  • Advanced Materials in Medicine
  • National Graphene Institute


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