Bio Flash Mob 3: Immune Cells Fight Cancer - POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
== THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY AT 11 AM. REGISTER NOW ==
Deep within each of our bodies lies an army of cells trained to defeat unwelcome invaders. Come be a part of a living, breathing animation that takes you inside the human immune system to fight an epic battle against deadly cancer using new approaches straight from MIT laboratories. Join friends, family, and complete strangers as you transform into cells, proteins, and antibodies in the third annual biology flash mob hosted by the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT. No advance knowledge or preparation is necessary—this event is open to all students, adults, and families with an enthusiasm for science and an appreciation for the power of the human body!
This activity is part of the 2014 Cambridge Science Festival and may also be used to create an educational video to engage broader audiences in biology and cancer research (photo release forms will be provided).
When? 3pm on Wednesday, April 23, 2013
Where? First floor auditorium at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT (500 Main Street, Cambridge, MA)
Who? This event is open to any families, kids, and adults who are interested in learning and teaching biology in a unique, hands-on way.
What will we do? We'll first assemble in the Koch Institute auditorium (first floor) to receive instructions, review the science behind the reenactment, and hand out FREE T-SHIRTS! From there, we'll head outside and take the MIT campus by surprise with our live biology demonstration.
What do I need to bring? Nothing! No preparation is necessary; just bring your energy and enthusiasm for science.
What if it rains? In the event of rain, we will notify all participants that the event is postponed.
To ensure you receive a free t-shirt, please register by 5pm on April 9, 2014.
When & Where
The Koch Institute at MIT
The Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT was founded in 2007 and opened at its current facility on March 4, 2011. By combining the faculty of the former MIT Center for Cancer Research with cancer-oriented engineers drawn from across the MIT School of Engineering, the Koch Institute continues a tradition of scientific excellence while directly promoting innovative solutions for the improved diagnosis, monitoring, treatment and prevention of cancer. Learn more at http://ki.mit.edu.