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Harwell Connect: Natural History Museum

16th February 2022, 3:00 – 4:30 pm

We are delighted to invite you the first of our 2022 Harwell Connect networking events hosted by the Natural History Museum in the spacious Advance Training Centre, MRC Harwell, on Wednesday 16 February from 3.00pm.

Join the Harwell Connect team to hear from members of the MRC and Natural History Museum teams who will collectively share what they do, examples of their existing campus collaborations and potential for working together in the future.

  • “Training with MRC Harwell” – Liz Bentley, Advance Scientific Training Centre Manager
  • An introduction from Professor Caroline Smith, Head of Collections, Earth Sciences

During the event, colleagues from NHM will be showcasing a selection of research highlights from:

  • “A virtual world of palaeontology” – Dr Imran Rahman, Principal Researcher
  • “Using specimen metadata to study global change and more” – Dr Natalie Cooper, Principal Researcher
  • “A New National UK Biodiversity Biobank” – Jacqueline Mackenzie-Dodds, Collections Manager, Molecular and Frozen Tissues 
  • “Genomic solutions for biomedical, biodiversity and Conservation” – Raju Misra, Head of Molecular Biology Laboratories
  • “Looking at life through the lenses of evolutionary trees” – Dr Andrea Waeschenbach, Senior Researcher

There will also be opportunities to take short tours of the new MRC training facility alongside plenty of time for networking over tea, coffee and cake.

Please indicate when registering if you would like to join a tour group during the event.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Harwell Connect offers the opportunity to meet colleagues from organisations across the campus in a relaxed and informative environment where you will hear more about some of the partnerships that are flourishing here. It may be a chance for you to make a new connection or two!

If you cannot come along in February, please invite colleagues along in your place and also feel free to invite any contacts you may have from other campus-based organisations that you work with.

Please click here to register.

For the safety of all those attending, we are taking steps to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 infection: Social distancing and face coverings are advised in the communal areas unless eating or drinking. Face coverings are required for the tours. Lateral flow tests are recommended before attending the event. If you should experience any COVID-19 symptoms; high temperature, cough, shortness of breath or loss of taste/smell you must not attend the event. If possible, please let the Harwell Connect team know that you’re unable to attend.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you and/or your colleagues to the Harwell Connect event.