Opening Up

Using Animals in Research at UEA

UEA is one of 121 organisations to sign the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research in the UK, committing to greater openness in communicating about animals in research.
This discussion, chaired by Fiona Fox (Chief Executive, Science Media Centre), will have UEA researchers explaining the importance of animals in their work and how animal welfare is a priority, and will be followed by an audience Q&A.

Panellists include:

• Postgraduate researcher Alice Godden, who uses frog embryos to understand how the embryonic tissue neural crest develops to better understand neurocristopathies. Alice is studying for her PhD in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of East Anglia.

• Neuroscientist Prof Mohammad K Hajihosseini, who uses mice to explore potential neurological causes of obesity and improving understanding neurological defects such as childhood diseases Apert Syndrome and Pfeiffer Syndrome. Prof Hajihosseini is Associate Professor of Neuroscience in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of East Anglia.

• Evolutionary biologist Dr Simone Immler, who uses zebrafish to research sexual reproduction. Dr Immler is a Reader in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of East Anglia.

• Cancer and cardiovascular disease researcher Dr Stephen Robinson, who uses mice to understand tumour growth, the microbiome and the influence of external factors such as diet. Dr Robinson is a Research Leader in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of East Anglia.

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Opening UpUniversity of East Anglia

Wednesday 23 October
5.30pm–6.30pm
Venue: The Forum, Gallery
Cost: Free, booking required
Age: 15+

Tickets will go off sale at 7pm the night before the event. For events at The Forum and Sir Isaac Newton, any remaining tickets will be available for sale on the day of the event at our ticket desk in the Atrium. For events at other venues, remaining tickets will be available to purchase, cash only, on the door 30 mins before the start time.