• When: Sunday 21 August 2022 1:00 pm - Sunday 21 August 2022 3:00 pm
  • Admission: Admission Free
  • Booking: No booking required (drop-in)
  • Venue Name: Westburn Park
  • Venue Details:

    Westburn Road


  • Information

    Aberdeen’s Westburn Park will transform into a hub of scientific learning and discussion at the Aberdeen Mela, as some of Aberdeen’s leading scientists take to their soapboxes to showcase their science to the general public.

    The event’s mission remains the same: to help eliminate gender inequality in science by raising the profile, and challenging the public’s view, of women and non-binary people in science.

    The Aberdeen Mela celebrates cultural diversity across the North of Scotland. Food, music, dance and children’s activities will bring Westburn Park to life on the 21st of August in an all-encompasing festival of multiculturalism.

    The event will feature the following speakers:


    Group 1 – 1pm 

    Heather Kennedy – The Shaking World 

    Ann-Kristin Kaune – Candida

    Sylvia Soldatou – Marine organisms: an untapped source of new medicines 


    Group 2 – 1.40pm 

    Alex Johnstone – Insulin discovery 

    Ana Ciocarlan –  Artificial intelligence

    Donna Maccallum – The invisible world of microbiology 


    Group 3 – 2.20pm 

    Delma Childers – Is your food making you ill? 

    Soumya Palliyil – Engineering antibodies: using soldiers of our immune system to make new diagnostic tests and medicines   

    Rasha Abu-Eid – Using modern technology to detect oral cancer 

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