05 Sep Science in the House
11am till 12:30pm, 29 Sep (by invitation only),
6 till 11pm, 30 Sep,
7pm till late, 1 Oct
New Parliament Building
Celebrating its fifth anniversary, Science in the House is the official opening event of the Science in the City, European Researchers’ Night festival. The event promotes science policy reform, co-operation and networking between research scientists, Representatives of the House and Members of Parliament.
The format is a media event showcasing the exciting scientific research at the University of Malta, and elsewhere in Malta. The event, inaugurated by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, takes place in the New Parliament Building in Valletta on Thursday 29 September. Following opening comments by distinguished guests, the Speaker and Members of Parliament tour the exhibition and engage in discussion with scientists and research students.
The theme, this year of Science in the City is the brain. Three well known Maltese researchers will be featured as part of Science in the House, they have contributed to the scientific world in a significant manner. These are the late Professor George P. Xuereb, who during his time as a Research Assistant in Nuffield Department of Surgery, Oxford [1951-53] discovered the secondary capillary plexus in the anterior pituitary gland (anterior pituitary gland). The late Prof Luis Vassallo who specialised to the highest degree in Neurology, Malta’s first remarkable expert in that field. Another featured researcher, Mr Ludvic Zrinzo, whose interests have been directed towards continued improvement in the surgical care of patients undergoing deep brain stimulation with particular emphasis on improving safety, accuracy and efficacy of surgery.
The event will also see the launch of the Malta Chamber of Scientist’s first science policy framework. This plan aims to bring together research organisations, government, educational institutions and civil society. Prioritising science will ultimately improve the social and economic landscape across the Maltese islands.
The exhibition is open during Science in the City and Notte Bianca for viewing by parliamentarians and various sectors of the public, including students, parents and tourists.
This event is supported by numerous researchers from the University of Malta, the Malta Chamber of Scientists and the University of Malta’s Research Trust (RIDT).