Inside our world; Inside EI
21st May 2019, 1:45pm
Ever wonder what goes on behind science institute doors? Come and find out about EI’s unique and fascinating bioscience at the Open Day: ‘Inside EI’ on Tuesday 21 May 2019.
Earlham Institute (EI) will be opening up its life science research to the public – explore their pioneering and diverse range of genomics and bioinformatics projects which decode living systems to understand and better our world.
EI helps improve animal, plant and human health by identifying and analysing the DNA of living organisms to underpin crucial ecosystems and remedy global issues. Talk to our scientists directly and be immersed in cutting-edge research through the dedicated research Zones:
- ‘Tree of Life’, how we understand the breadth and depth of a multitude of important species
- ‘GROW’, our work in supporting Colombia’s abundant biodiversity and socioeconomic development
- ‘The Cloud’ – our open-access tools and training to support the UK and international life science community.
Also get involved with the event’s interactive activities and tours, giving you firsthand experience of EI’s groundbreaking ‘big data’ technology and techniques – including one of the largest supercomputers in Europe of its kind, live genome sequencing, agri robotics, and some of the most advanced labs in genomics and synthetic biology.
EI’s expert scientists will also deliver a packed schedule of intriguing talks; from vulnerable species, crop and human disease to climate change and AI, you can find out how the Institute delves into the living world and the challenges it faces.
EI’s Science Communication Manager, Dr Peter Bickerton, said: “Inside EI is an exciting opportunity to experience the cutting edge of science: from supercomputing and AI to robotics, genome sequencing and synthetic biology, we cover it all.”