SGDP Open Day: Build a brain and drive a car with your brain waves!

Location: Institute of Psychiatry, MRC Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, SE5 8AF

Category: Open Day, Public Talk

When: Wednesday 26 June 2013

Time: 11am to 8pm

In celebration of the Medical Research Council’s (MRC) 100th birthday, King’s College London’s MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre will open its doors.

The SGDP Centre open day will take place on 26 June and will be a doubly special occasion as this year also marks the 10th anniversary of the Centre’s move into its purpose built building at the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP).

Open from  11am – 6pm on Wednesday 26th June 2013 – the event will feature an array of hands on activities, presentations and opportunities to engage with scientists to discover what makes you, you!

You will be able to:

* See your brain waves recorded on an EEG machine.

* Build a model of DNA to take home

* Have a go at some of our research tests

* Build a brain and learn about its structure

* Extract and see real DNA

* Find out about SGDP research.

* Build your own DNA model using sweets (and then eat it!).

* Control a toy racing car using your brain waves.

In the evening you are also welcome to attend:

* An art exhibition evening view from 5pm – 7pm.

* A preview screening of the TVNZ documentary ”The Real Science of Us: The 1000 Most Studied People in the World” from 6:30pm – 8pm.

For further information visit the SGDP webpages and to RSVP please contact: Hiba Kazmi 

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