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Pi: Platform for Investigation

Monthly experiments

  • 4 February 2017, 10.30am - 3.30pm
  • Recommended for ages 8 and older
  • Free
  • Revolution Manchester,
    Great Western Warehouse

  • Step-free access throughout. Wheelchair-accessible toilets in Conference Centre. Read our facilities guide.

Sponsored by Siemens UK, Pi: Platform for Investigation is a monthly event where families discover cutting edge research that's happening right now in and around Manchester and the North West.

Each month our partners from universities, research centres and other organisations take over our purpose-built high-tech platform, complete with computer ports and experiment tables, to introduce visitors of all ages to important innovations via conversation and fun.

Our next Pi: Skin and Bone – Making the Invisible Visible

Saturday 4 February
10.30am to 3.30pm

How do bones and tendons work? What effect has the sun really had on your skin? And what can a taste for sprouts tell us about genetics?

Find out by joining researchers from the University of Manchester to explore the world of rheumatology and dermatology. Hands-on activities for all ages will make the invisible, visible – by exploring the impact of diseases of the skin and bones.

Take a selfie with a skeleton, use a thermal imaging camera to see the impact of temperature on your blood vessels and discover what makes you different from others as you learn how your lifestyle may affect your skin, hair and bones. 

This Platform for Investigation is delivered by The University of Manchester's Division of Dermatological and Musculoskeletal Sciences.


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