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SEE THE LIGHT: How Harwell could transform your research

Harwell Science Campus

The Harwell Science Campus is just 20 miles away from Reading.

Scientists from the Harwell Science Campus, near Didcot, will come to the University on Tuesday 28 March to talk about how their facilities could help transform your research.

They will provide case studies in subject areas including Archaeology; Biomedical Sciences; Chemistry; Computer Science and Modelling; Environmental Sciences; Food Science; Meteorology/Modelling; and Pharmacy.

The Harwell campus is just 20 miles from Reading, and is run by the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council and the Wellcome Trust. Use of the facilities are free at the point of use for any academic whose research proposal is approved by a panel of international experts.

This event will showcase the world-leading scientific facilities, including the Diamond Light Source. The facilities at Harwell provide transformational capacity and capability which can be applied in many disciplines, and are already used by many Reading researchers. 

Harwell Director, Andrew Harrison, will give an overview of the facilities, the science they permit, and the breakthroughs achieved there. 

Reading and Harwell researchers will also speak about what the work they have already done and their experience of working with the Harwell teams. 

Facilities showcased will include:

  • the UK’s national synchrotron science facility, the Diamond Light Source
  • The Membrane Protein Lab for x-ray crystallography
  • the Electron Bio-Imaging Centre for single particle analysis and cryo-tomography 
  • the Central Laser Facility
  • the ‘super microscopes’ in the ISIS suite of neutron and muon instruments
  • Plus the computing facilities, laboratories and shared facilities for both life and physical science research groups.

There will be plenty of opportunity for small group discussions and informal conversations with the team from Harwell and Reading colleagues. 

The event will help you find out about how to apply to use the facilities and the support you can access.

Harwell Central Facilities Showcase Event 

Tuesday 28 March 2017, 11.00am - 4.00pm, Henley Business School

Please RSVP to the Research Dean’s Office researchdeansoffice@reading.ac.uk 

Further information available from: Caroline Knowles, Head of Research Communications and Engagement.

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