Home / Events / 2020 Meet the Researcher Showcase 2020 Meet the Researcher Showcase 260 Senior 5 and 6 pupils from 23 schools swapped textbooks for test tubes as they attended our biggest and most exciting Meet the Researchers Showcase event at the Technology Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde and Dundee Science Centre. The annual event allowed school pupils with an interest in science or considering studying a STEM subject to meet our inspiring young PhD students who conduct cutting-edge research into a range of health-related problems. The event provided the perfect opportunity for the pupils to learn more about science and the career journey into medical research. Many of the young scientists they met are studying at Scottish universities, thanks to funding from Medical Research Scotland. At the acclaimed event, pupils from Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll, Dunbartonshire, Dundee, Fife, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Perthshire and Renfrewshire met students and lecturers from leading Scottish universities as well as industry experts who put their science skills to the test using fun, interactive science demonstrations. Professor Philip Winn, chair of Medical Research Scotland, said: “Today’s school pupils are tomorrow’s medical researchers. At Medical Research Scotland we aim to inspire and connect the next generation with Scotland’s leading medical professionals – in just a few years these secondary school pupils could be engaged in pioneering laboratory work. “We want to provide a taste of the career opportunities in medical science and other STEM areas to the pupils and I hope we’ve helped ignite a passion for science.” For more information on the 2021 events, contact [email protected] to be added to the mailing list for next year. Find out more To view the posters presented by the Medical Research Scotland awardees , click on their photos below. Dan Baillache Designing new drugs for brain cancer Caroline Busch Goodbye flat biology Gillian Cann Does iron cause disability in multiple sclerosis patients? Giorgia Gaeta How do proteins fold? Roopam Gupta Can we use artificial intelligence (AI) and light to identify cells? Lorna Hayden Towards a universal treatment for viral brain infections Dr Rachel James Can we power-up mitochondria to boost muscle strength? Wesley McLoughlin Big data - a solution to the (mis)diagnosis of depression? Hugh Nicholson Investigating ovarian cancer, shape and survival Zahra Pasdar High blood pressure in pregnancy - a window of opportunity for predicting heart disease? Simeon Skopalik From punctures to pictures: can medical imaging and engineering be used to diagnose artery disease? Weronika Szlachetka Can we predict who is going to die after a stroke? Luke Zhu Can heart strain predict death of patients with end-stage kidney disease?