On Sunday 7th February we're holding an open day event at the Cambridge Corn Exchange to celebrate our 10th birthday.
The CBR is a panel of thousands of volunteers, both with and without health conditions, who are willing to be approached to participate in research studies investigating the links between genes, the environment, health and disease.
Part of the University of Cambridge, we look after ~16,000 volunteers from across Cambridgeshire. Volunteers who join the CBR donate their DNA via a blood or saliva sample which is used together with other information, such as gender and ethnicity, to match them to specific research studies. Volunteers are free to choose which studies they would like to take part in, allowing the CBR to provide researchers with groups of participants, tailor-made to the research study.
Eleanor Mawbey-Adamson, Acting Manager of the Cambridge BioResource, said: “There will be lots of activities for all the family including Mad Science, who will be running fun interactive workshops for children to learn about human biology. There will also be talks from researchers explaining how our volunteers have helped their research, stalls from NHS Blood & Transplant, the Cambridge Clinical Research Facility, Rare Disease BioResource and the newly launched Inflammatory Bowel Disease BioResource.”
The event will be open between 11am and 3pm. Book your free tickets in advance here or pop in on the day.
For more information email the Cambridge BioResource or call 01223 769215
Come and find out how you can support leading research studies in your local area!