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20th May- The Evolution of the Penis – Dr Michael Carroll

    Animals have evolved many physical traits and strategies to survive long enough to reproduce. The sexual organs of many species are some of the most varied, specialised, and bizarre, which have evolved to enable them to compete in the battle of the sexes. Dr Michael Carroll, Associate Professor at MMU joins us at Didsbury SciBar in May 2024.

    18th March – Reducing Animal Usage in Cardiovascular Research – Dr Sarah Jones

      Dr Sarah Jones,
      Reader in thrombosis and haemostasis, Department of Life Sciences at
      Manchester Metropolitan University presents at SciBar in March 2024.

      Sarah will discuss the approaches that we are taking to develop new experimental models of arterial thrombosis as an alternative to animal experiments. These include vessel on a chip technology as well as using blood vessels isolated from human placentas.

      18th February 2019 – Lab Coats in Hollywood: Scientists’ Impact on Cinema, Cinema’s Influence on Science – David A. Kirby

        We are now in a golden age for science in popular culture. Academy Award nominated films such as The Martian and Arrival, and television ratings titans like The Big Bang Theory have proven that science–based popular cultural products can be… Read More »18th February 2019 – Lab Coats in Hollywood: Scientists’ Impact on Cinema, Cinema’s Influence on Science – David A. Kirby

        23rd April 2018 – Of Flies and Men: How tiny insects changed the world of Biology – Professor Andreas Prokop and Mr Sanjai Patel

          ‘Of flies and men: How tiny insects changed the world of biology’. Speakers: Andreas Prokop, Professor for Cellular & Developmental Neurobiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester and Mr Sanjai Patel, Fly Facility manager. Ten researchers have been awarded… Read More »23rd April 2018 – Of Flies and Men: How tiny insects changed the world of Biology – Professor Andreas Prokop and Mr Sanjai Patel