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People who are faced with meningitis and septicaemia have to act fast to help save a life.

Discovery Days

If you are a Member of the Foundation, we offer you a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes at one of our research projects by taking part in our programme of research site visits.

Site Visits

Site visits are used by many organisations, including the NHS and other charitable and grant giving organisations. The idea behind site visits is to involve fundraisers and people who have been impacted by the disease in the research by the most direct means - going to see the work itself.

We hope that meeting the researchers and hearing about the valuable work being done to combat meningitis and septicaemia will be a valuable experience for both our members and the scientists. For those who have ever helped fundraise it will be a way to see how your money has been spent.

What’s involved

A small group accompanied by MRF staff will visit the research institution. Also present may be: local fundraising groups and supporters, other members of MRF staff (i.e. communications team) and potentially the press.

The visits will vary according to the nature/location of the project, but should include a number of the following –

  • Tour of the facilities
  • Talk from the researcher concerning the nature of the project
  • Meet the researchers team
  • Opportunities to ask questions about the research
  • Have a photo taken with the researcher and / or the research team.

Next visit

To be arranged

If you have any questions or comments about MRF Discovery Days, pllease contact Gill Currie or call her on 01454 280410.

Feedback from site visits

MRF Genome Library Discovery Day

MRF Genome Library Discovery Day

Date: 11 February 2014 - 11 February 2014
Location: Department of Zoology, University of Oxford

MRF members visit the home of the world's first meningococcus genome library

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Wellcome Trust-HRB Clinical Research Facility at St James’s Hospital

Wellcome Trust-HRB Clinical Research Facility at St James’s Hospital

Date: 30 May 2013 - 30 May 2013
Location: Dublin

Caroline from our Dublin office recently attended the official opening of the new Clinical Research Facility (CRF) at St. James’s Hospital, Dublin

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Research site visit to Churchill Hospital in Oxford

Research site visit to Churchill Hospital in Oxford

Location: Churchill Hospital, Oxford

The project involves 26 hospitals all over the UK

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Meningococcal disease
Meningococcal disease at 23

Our larger than life wonderful son is no more.

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Current research

An in-depth study of genes involved with the susceptibility and the severity of meningococcal disease in children

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