Science In The City – It’s all about YOU

During this years’ Science in the City, you’ll discover the answers to your burning questions and so much more! “How the Health?” welcomes and brings to everyone of all ages, twelve dedicated and diverse organizations, located at Triton Fountain, each enthused to spread an abundance of knowledge through experiments, exhibitions, chats and interactive games!

The ability to live a full life in which one’s emotional, physical, sexual and social wellbeing are at their peak is what we refer to as ‘Health’. The phrase, to be ‘in peak health’, refers not only to the absence of disease, but more importantly, to the ability to recover and bounce back from illness and other such ailments. Health is a basic need which lays the foundation for how the rest of our lives are carried out. Referring to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, being in good form both mentally and physically, lays the foundation for our eventual self-actualization.

Have you ever wondered what an anaesthetist does during an operation? Whether we will ever be able to cure cancer? How vaccines work? Or, how DNA makes life possible? Learn about the wonderful world of Radiography and Biomedical Science and take Blood Glucose Tests, Blood Pressure Tests and BMI Tests, with the Malta Health Student Association.

Join the Medical Biochemistry Students’ Association (MBSA) to discover how real life genetic modification can lead to glow in the dark bacteria, to get a take on how vaccines work, discuss a potential cure for chronic myeloid leukaemia, and find out more about the future of marijuana in medicine!

Get your annual dental check-ups with the Malta Association of Dental Students and review how radiation from microwave chips can potentially cure cancer with the Electromagnetic Research Group. If you are passionate about bettering sex-ed in Malta, or if you have questions you need answered, Doctors for Choice and the Malta Medical Students Association (MMSA) will be present to help with the normalization of sexual health.

If you’ve been wanting to become a scientist, now is the opportunity to give it a go, the Malta Association of Biomedical Scientists (MABS), The Department of Pathology and Malta College of Pathologists, who will be teaming up to demonstrate the many ways in which science can help us identify what goes wrong, when it does. You can acquire the lifesaving skills of airway management with Association of Anaesthesiologists of Malta (AAM) and delve into the roles anesthesiology plays in medicine.

Talk to the National Alliance for Rare Diseases Malta (RDM) and ALS to learn more about their amazing work and discuss with Malta Biobank how they’re researching migration patterns through mitochondria and where us Maltese originate. Nothing yields greater benefits than truly investing in your health and wellbeing long term so come to Science in the City to invest your time in Health!

Science in the City is part of the EU-wide celebration- European Researchers’ Night. It is funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions of the Horizon 2020 Program of the EU, and a number of corporate sponsors. It is recognized as a Festival by Europe for Festivals and Festivals for Europe (EFFE)

The consortium is led by the University of Malta, Malta Chamber of Scientists and the University’s Research Trust (RIDT), in partnership with Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation, Ministry of Education and Employment, MCAST, Esplora, JUGS Ltd, Studio 7, BPC International, GSD Marketing Ltd, Aquabiotech Ltd, MEUSAC, PBS, Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta Local Council, Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector, More or Less Theatre, Transport Malta, Kreattiv and Creative Communities of the Arts Council Malta.

For more information on these and other events at Science in the City follow on www.facebook.com/ScienceInTheCityMalta and check out the full programme on www.scienceinthecity.org.mt

Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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