- 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
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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