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C2D2 @ Yornight a resounding success

Posted on 29 September 2014

An atmosphere which one participant described as 'buzzing' characterised C2D2's contribution to Yornight, the first European Researchers' Night event held in York.

The majority of the C2D2-linked activities were held in the York Medical Society, a beautiful historic building in the Centre of York.

Attendees had the opportunity to sample from a selection of twelve short talks over the course of the evening, covering everything from how it might be possible to work out if a Medieval scribe suffered from Parkinson’s Disease by analysing his handwriting, to exploring how far the reality of coma is from media depictions, to hearing about what studies of twins tell us about the effect of genetics (nature) as opposed to environment (nurture) on the behaviour of young people?

There were also exhibitions of art inspired by geometrical arrangements in viruses, free copies of a new anthology of poems about chronic illnesses and interactive demonstrations, including a simulation being developed to assess drug efficacy in human Leishmaniasis, a neglected disease of the developing world.

The event was hugely enjoyed both by the hundreds of attendees and by the speakers/stall holders who equally learnt many new things.

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    University of York
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