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On Saturday 10th September 2022, the Ludwig Institute of Cancer Research participated in the Oxford Open Doors organised by the Oxford Preservation Trust.

Ludwig researchers at the activities stand

The Oxford Open Doors is a unique opportunity for members of the public to access Oxford buildings and discover what is happening in their city. Eight departments gathered in the Old Road Campus Research Building with science-related games and activities for kids and adults, guided laboratories tours, and microscopy and flow cytometry demonstrations. Our pipetting stall was very popular!

Pipetting at the Ludwig standOur visitors could also attend short lectures including an introduction to organoids by Ludwig Oxford's Diana Papp and the enigmatic ‘How to become a cancer detective’ by Emelie Shepherd. 

The Ludwig Institute was joined by the Jenner Institute, the Centre for Medicine Discovery (CMD), the Oxford Drugs Discovery Institute (ODDI), the Target Discovery Institute (TDI), the Department of Oncology, the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM), and the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences at the ORCRB. More than 250 visitors learned about the exciting biology happening in Headington and could interact with researchers and students.  

The Ludwig team was composed of Amanda Wicki, Vinnycius Pereira Almeida, Laurine Noblecourt, Berna Bou Tayeh, Margarida Rei, Diogo Dias, Fieke Verhaff, Jan Traulsen and Salwa Lin. Registration was managed by Marie-Laure Foisneau-Bates. The overall event organisation was led by Ludwig PER coordinator Romuald Binet. Thank you to all the volunteers!