Science in the House

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

The Speaker of the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives yes­ter­day greeted re­search sci­en­tists and Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment for the 5th an­nual Science in the House gath­er­ing at Par­lia­ment Build­ing in Val­letta.

The event is the in­au­gu­ra­tion of the prestigious Euro­pean Re­searchers’ Night, Science in the City Fes­ti­val tak­ing place this evening.

The ex­hi­bi­tion con­sists of boards and au­dio-vis­ual screens fo­cus­ing on re­search in Malta. Gen­eral science top­ics in­clude elec­tro­mag­netic fields in medicine, eval­u­a­tion of earth­quake risk on the Mal­tese Is­lands, the eco­nom­ics and pol­i­tics of house­hold re­cy­cling, ze­brafish as an an­i­mal model for study­ing bone diseases, new drugs for Alzheimer’s and Parkin­son’s diseases and novel hy­brid op­tome­chan­i­cal tech­nolo­gies, among oth­ers.

As part of the theme this year, a se­lec­tion of the ex­hi­bi­tion is des­ig­nated to neu­ro­science and brain re­search. Mal­tese schol­ars past and present whose re­search has im­pact­fully con­trib­uted to the field of cog­ni­tive science and neu­ro­science will be cel­e­brated in­clud­ing Prof. Louis Vas­sallo (Medicine), Prof. George Xuereb (Pathol­ogy, Rec­tor), Prof. Ed­ward de Bono (Lat­eral Think­ing) and Dr Lud­vic Zrinzo (Neu­ro­surgery).

Science in the House is a me­dia ex­hi­bi­tion show­cas­ing re­search con­ducted at the Uni­ver­sity of Malta, and else­where in Malta, for in­for­mal dis­cus­sion with mem­bers of the Mal­tese and Euro­pean Par­lia­ments.

It is or­gan­ised by the Malta Cham­ber of Sci­en­tists, the Uni­ver­sity Re­search Trust and the Euro­pean Re­searchers’ Night, Science in the City con­sor­tium. The event pro­vides an op­por­tu­nity for net­work­ing and dis­cus­sion of science pol­icy between re­search sci­en­tists, aca­demics and Mem­bers of Par­lia­ments for the ben­e­fit of Mal­tese and Euro­pean ci­ti­zens.

The Science in the House ex­hi­bi­tion will be open for pub­lic view­ing to­day dur­ing the event Euro­pean Re­searcher’s Night, Science in the City from 6pm to 11pm in the foyer of the Par­lia­ment Build­ing in Val­letta.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about the pro­gramme can be ob­tained from the web­site: www.sci­en­ceinthecity.org.mt or on face­book page: www.face­book.com/Scien-ceInTheCi­tyMalta

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