From the precision engineering of artificial hearts to harnessing the power of hookworms to treat coeliac disease, we’ve got it down to a science. Come on a lab tour and meet some of the innovative and world-class researchers funded by The Common Good, an initiative of The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation. Much of the research funding is provided by the wider community through donations and events – but the public rarely get to see in- person, where their funding goes! This is your chance to see real, working labs with the actual scientists and engineers behind the breakthroughs on hand to answer your questions. Noteworthy research that has taken place at the research labs include: the invention of the “Mock Circulation Loop”, one of the most accurate, mechanical representations of the human circulatory system; studies into the effects of e-cigarettes on lung health; and trying to grow organs from scratch through tissue engineering. This is a fascinating, inspiring tour that is perfect for anyone who loves science, engineering or innovation!
Pre-booked tours will meet at the Education Centre Carpark, The Prince Charles Hospital, 627 Rode Rd, Chermside
Frequency of Guided Tours: 45 minute tours at 10am, 10.45am, 11.30am and 12.15pm
Enclosed shoes must be worn. Tour content is more suitable for those aged 16+.