Pupils get chance to meet top sci­en­tist

Middleton Guardian - - CHURCH FEAST DAY -

MORE than 450 school chil­dren from schools around Greater Manch­ester met renowned sci­en­tist Lord Robert Win­ston at an in­ter­na­tional ra­di­ol­ogy and on­col­ogy event.

Stu­dents from St Anne’s Academy, Mid­dle­ton, were among the young peo­ple from around the re­gion who took part in the event at UKRCO - the UK Ra­di­o­log­i­cal and Ra­di­a­tion On­col­ogy Congress at Manch­ester Cen­tral.

The 13 and 14-yearolds took part in hands-on ses­sions about ra­di­ol­ogy, di­ag­nos­tic imag­ing and med­i­cal science.

Fea­tur­ing demon­stra­tions from The Big Bang, the UK Young Sci­en­tists and En­gi­neers event, the af­ter­noon in­cluded a talk by Lord Win­ston about what had in­spired him to be­come a sci­en­tist.

Lord Win­ston de­vel­oped sur­gi­cal tech­niques that have im­proved fertility treat­ments and tech­niques to im­prove in-vitro fer­til­i­sa­tion.

He also de­vel­oped pre-im­plan­ta­tion di­ag­no­sis, which al­lows em­bryos to be screened for ge­netic dis­eases and has al­lowed par­ents car­ry­ing faulty genes to have chil­dren free of ill­nesses such as cys­tic fi­bro­sis.

Chil­dren from schools around Greater Manch­ester at the in­ter­na­tional ra­di­ol­ogy and on­col­ogy event

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