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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 Discovery Days.

Discovery Days

Visits and days like these are used by many organisations, including the NHS and other charitable and grant giving organisations. The idea 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.

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Friday 30 January 2015

Would you like a unique opportunity to come and see our research in action in an engaging and user-friendly way, and to see behind the scenes of a research project?

We are holding our very first Scottish Research Discovery Day at the Scottish Reference Laboratory at Glasgow Royal Infirmary on Friday 30 January 2015 between 12.00 – 4.30pm.

You’ll hear about the valuable work we’re doing to combat meningitis and septicaemia, with particular reference to our Meningococcus Genome Library.

This library holds the sequences and complete DNA (genome) of meningococcal bacteria and is important because it allows researchers and doctors across the UK to compare and investigate what particular strains are causing disease.

The exciting bit is that Scottish samples are now being added to complete the UK set. 

This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the scientists involved, get a better understanding of meningitis,  and see first hand how your funds are being spent.

For further information or to register your interest email Mary Millar, Scotland Manager or phone her in the Scotland office on 0131 510 2345.

Previous Discovery Days

25th Anniversary Discovery Day – Manchester

25th Anniversary Discovery Day – Manchester

Date: 30 May 2014 - 30 May 2014
Location: Meningococcal Reference Unit, Public Health England, Manchester

Meningococcal Reference Unit, Public Health England, Manchester

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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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Current research

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

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