May saw the Queen Elizabeth Hospital hold its annual Showcase event highlighting some of the innovative and revolutionary research being undertaken, much of it in collaboration with the University. There were 33 different exhibition stands with a range of activities.
Prizes were awarded to the top three unique and interesting stands and the Centre for Liver Research was awarded third place – which was a great achievement considering the stiff competition. ‘Feel the liver’, ‘can you measure a unit of alcohol’ and ‘hidden calories in your coffee’ were very popular, together with experiments showing how your liver is packed with digestive enzymes.
School of Immunity and Infection representation was also seen from Professor Janet Lord’s Healthy Aging research group, Dr Andrew Filer’s rheumatology research, and Dr Alastair Denniston and Matthew Edmunds’ Opthalmology research.