Schools and community
We are committed to engaging with our community which includes our alumni, schools and the public in general, with the aim of increasing awareness, interest, enjoyment and understanding of science. The exchange of knowledge and ideas is of benefit to all of us.
Find out what we do and how you can get involved.
Secrets of the life scientists revealed!
The Faculty opened up our Michael Smith Building for the third year running this summer. This fun, free and family friendly event was held on Saturday 6th July from 11am to 3pm, and fun was had by all!
Read: Community Open Day
See: 2013 Photo Gallery
Listen to our podcast
This week’s episode is all about award-winning science in cells. We speak to Dr Lisa Swanton about this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. We find out how award-winning scientists discovered the molecular machinery governing the movement of molecules in, around and out of cells and why this discovery was fundamental for advancing our understanding of cell physiology.
Our next guests are members of the Manchester iGEM team, who won ‘Best Human Practices’ at the World Championships of the iGEM competition with their synthetic alternative to palm oil. We discuss ‘E. c(oil)i’ (their product), the environmental and economic impacts of their project and how it felt to win at the World Championships!
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Visit our Podcast page to listen to previous episodes, or to listen to the .mp3 files instead.
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Blogs and tweets
We have compiled a list of staff and students' science-related blogs, so why not grab a cuppa and see what's on offer?
Blogs and tweets
Science Stars Days ¦ 2 & 3 July 2013
Whether you have just graduated and want to stay in touch, or graduated some time ago and want to reconnect, we would like to hear from you.
Find out how you can get in touch and be involved:
2013 Newsletter now available
Alumni Newsletter, Issue 3 [PDF 1.76MB]
Getting in touch
Faculty of Life Sciences, 5th Floor, Carys Bannister Building, Dover St, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
Tel: +44 (0)161 275 7700 ¦ Email: