Visitors also met researchers from Imperial College London and made their own electro dough heart cells, found out about electriticty within the heart and how work on cells is helping heart rhythm research.
The four-day event where speakers included astronaut Tim Peake and comedian and TV presenter Dara O’Briain, took place in the ExCeL London and attracted thousands of visitors. It describes itself as a “festival of ideas and discovery” and promotes “the biggest, best and most provocative science”.
Dr Sonya Babu-Narayan, British Heart Foundation congenital heart disease senior lecturer and consultant cardiologist, said: “It was a fantastic event and a fun opportunity to showcase to members of the public, and other researchers and scientists, the exciting work that is taking place at the Trust. Visitors were fascinated to be shown animal heart specimens by Dr Karen McCarthy (pictured) from our cardiac morphology team, and were keen to see the advanced heart imaging performed at the Trust thanks to the work of our principal physicist, Dr Jenny Keegan.”
11 October 2016
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