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York Rotary Club tour JBU

Posted on 12 January 2018

In recognition of their fundraising efforts and to showcase our research, the York Vikings Rotary Club toured the Jack Birch Unit (JBU) and cancer biology laboratories.

Members of the York Rotary Club tour the Jack Birch Unit

The 4 December evening tour began with Professor Jenny Southgate, Dr Dawn Coverley and Professor Norman Maitland outlining the research taking place in their laboratories, and how the work is helping to inform existing knowledge of epithelial biology in both a normal and cancer context.

The tour then continued through three labs, in which work stations had been set up to display a unique aspect of research that is currently being undertaken.

The visit provided a fantastic opportunity to outline the importance of the research we’re undertaking to prominent members of the local community. Members of the Rotary Club were thrilled to see how their donations had been spent to continue the research capabilities of the JBU.

Rotarian David Fatkin told us, “The members of the Rotary Club of York Vikings are proud to have been able to support some of the work carried out by the Jack Birch Unit. We are delighted to have been provided an opportunity to receive a tour of the facilities, and to meet the whole team. This truly gave us an insight into the fascinating and inspiring nature of the complex research work carried out here, and a real privilege to experience it first-hand.”

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