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July 19, 2018: The Annual Hutch Summer Barbecue





June 14 - 24, 2018:  MRC Festival of Medical Research


The MRC Cancer Unit will be celebrating the Festival through showcasing the value and importance of the Units research underpinned by its mission, at an engagement event with our local parliamentarian and  through an Open Day aimed at grass-root engagement with 4 local high schools with a view to inspiring the next generation of world class researchers.

  •  June 15 -  Visit by Dr Heidi Allen, MP South Cambridgeshire
  •  June 19 -  The MRC Cancer Unit's Schools Open Day




March 25, 2018:  Cambridge Science Festival at the Biomedical Campus

Spring is in the air and so is celebrating Science! ScienceFest2017
This Sunday, 25 March, the Cambridge Science Festival comes to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus to conclude a fantastic two weeks of events.

Researchers from the Hutchison MRC Research Centre will be showcasing a host of activities at the Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology,  Robinson Way, CB2 0SZ from 11.00am to 3.00pm.

There will be lots of things to see and do aimed at both the young and old and everyone in between and a chance to learn all about the importance of early in Cancer!


 February 6, 2018: The MRC Cancer Unit Annual Lecture

  • 2.30 pm onwards, Clifford Albutt Lecture Theatre, Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

  • delivered by Professor Joan Brugge, Director of the Harvard Ludwig Cancer Center and Professor of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School, USA.


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Nov 3, 2017: Hutch Annual Retreat

A day of stimulating scientific discussions involving all research groups within the Research Centre, followed by a pizza and quiz evening; to be held at the Møller Centre, Churchill College. Poster competitions to be held at the Hutchison MRC Research Centre on the 2nd Nov.

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Aug 24, 2017: The Annual Hutch Summer Barbecue


July 27, 2017:  BR-exodus is here!



June 27, 2017: Measuring Metabolic Engines & Fuels with the Seahorse XF Analyzer - (a hands-on workshop) 


June 26, 2017: The MRC Cancer Unit Special Lecture - Professor Inder Verma, Salk Institute, USA.


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MRC Festival Facebook WTL 851x315June 17-25, 2017: The second  annual MRC Festival of Medical Research.

MRC-funded research establishments will be showcasing and discussing their work through events and activities planned at MRC-funded units, centres and institutes across the UK. Examples of some events include open days, public lectures/debates, activity days, workshops, interactive seminars and quizzes. 

The objectives of the MRC festival are to: 

  1. Engage the MRC community to increase understanding of the MRC's strategic aims and their own contribution to these
  2. Build trust in medical research by sharing MRC-funded research with audiences
  3. Increase awareness and understanding of the benefits of medical research to society

The Festival will be celebrated across Cambridge with a range of public events and activities. A complete list of these events can be found at this link.

The MRC Cancer Unit will host its Open Day as part of this on June 20 ...

...with visits from local schools where students can interact with our researchers, get hands-on experience of routinely used research techniques and find out more about the world of research and especially about the importance of early in cancer research!

We will also inaugurate a rolling program of school visits  during this week for schools in and around Cambridgeshire that are unable to come to our Open day so that we are able to reach out to a much wider cross section of youngsters. The first such school visit will be to Comberton Village College on the 23rd of June.

For more information about all the different activities, check the Open Day programme. (pdf) and the  List of participants. (pdf)