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The Rogue Cell, Collection Bites and Frogs in Ecuador

January 31, 2013

Next week sees three talks at the Manchester Museum. You can book a place on all these events by e-mailing manchester or ringing 0161 275 2648

‘The Rogue Cell’ Monday 4th Feb, 6-8pm

As part of World Cancer Day, leading researchers from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell-Matrix Research, Manchester host an open workshop for you to discuss with them just what it is that defines a cancer cell, and look in depth at some of the new and exciting targets in cancer research. Refreshments available.

Collection Bites, Wednesday 6 February, 1.15-2pm

Join our series of guest speakers for lunchtime conversations discussing key objects from the collection. The Not So New World: Stephen Welsh, Curator of Living Cultures, will drive this conversation revealing the stories and controversies behind rare and mysterious objects from South and Central America in the collection

Frogs in Ecuador, Thursday 7 February, 6-8pm

Andrew Gray, Curator of Herpetology at The Manchester Museum, will share his experiences of the wildlife of Ecuador and amphibian conservation. Drawing on his experience working with neotropical amphibians in Ecuador and in captivity, Andrew will cover many aspects of amphibian conservation, including captive husbandry, research and education.

You can also find out about the critically endangered species the Museum and The University of Manchester are currently working to conserve and get up close to some live frogs from Ecuador from the Museum’s collection.

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