The Evelyn Trust plays its part in the 20th Cambridge Science Festival

The Evelyn Trust plays its part in the 20th Cambridge Science Festival

As part of the University of Cambridge Science Festival on Sunday 23 March, the Evelyn Trust Perinatal Imaging Centre team welcomed visitors to the brain imaging unit, which specialises in studying the newborn brain.
Cambridge Science Festival at CUH

Cambridge Science Festival at CUH

The Evelyn Trust played a leading part in the last day of the Cambridge Science Festival on Sunday 23 March. For the first time in its 20-year history, the University of Cambridge festival came to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus – home to Addenbrooke’s, research institutes such as the MRC as well as the University’s clinical school.

Families from the Cambridge area came onto the campus to travel from ‘bench to bedside’ – exploring some of the life-changing medical research happening in Cambridge. As part of this, the Evelyn Trust Perinatal Imaging Centre team welcomed visitors to the brain imaging unit, which specialises in studying the newborn brain. Dr Topun Austin and the team were on hand to show how neuro critical care is making a difference to young lives and, using willing volunteers, showed how brain oxygen levels are measured.

CUH Chair, Jane Ramsey, introduced the inaugural CUH Chair’s lecture ­– ‘Cracking the peanut allergy’ – delivered by consultant immunologist, Dr Pamela Ewan. The research into peanut immunology, which was published earlier in the year, is a world-first and was made possible by the initial funding from the Evelyn Trust in 2009.

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