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Meeting the public at Researchers' Night

This year’s European Researchers’ Night provided a great opportunity to talk directly to the public about the use of animals in biomedical research.

The aim of the Europe-wide event, on 29 September, was to showcase the impact of researchers’ work on people’s daily lives and inspire the interest of young people in science and research careers.

At the Institute of Biomedicine Seville, in Spain, Cristina Pichardo and Ana González (pictured) from the Institute’s Animal Production and Experimentation Service, gave demonstrations and told their audience about the importance of animal research to biomedical science.

Meanwhile, in Lisbon, Portugal, scientists and technicians from EARA member the Gulbenkian Institute of Science and the Institute of Molecular Medicine, took part in a ‘speed dating’ event where they explained and demonstrated the research being done with rodents and zebrafish and talked about the ethics of using animal models.

The event was organised by Rodolfo das Neves Águas, and hosted at the Champalimaud Foundation, also an EARA member.

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