Cafe Scientifique Event – Filmhouse Cafe, Edinburgh

Alan Stewart gave a talk entitled “Understanding mineral formation in the eye – hope for sufferers of age-related macular degeneration” at a Cafe Scientifique Event held at the Filmhouse Cafe, Edinburgh on 13th February. The talk was open to the public free of charge and was well attended. The presented work is supported by funding from Fight for Sight. Alan would like to extend his thanks to Jo Eva from Fight for Sight for the invitation to speak and to Ulrike and Simon, the local Cafe Scientific organisers in Edinburgh.

BHF Scotland’s Annual Parliamentary Reception

On the 1st of February Alan Stewart and Gavin Robertson represented the Metal Ions in Medicine Group at the British Heart Foundation Scotland’s Annual Reception, which took place in the Scottish Parliament Bulding in Edinburgh. The event, attended by fundraisers, researchers and politicians, highlighted the great work of the BHF in funding cutting-edge reserach, informing policy and promoting public awareness of its activities. It was followed by a private dinner hosted by BHF Chief Executive, Simon Gillespie that both Alan and Gavin attended.