Scope 45 - Take a Peek Behind the Scenes

22 July 2011, Supporting the Malaghan Institute

Most people, when thinking about a world class research institute, naturally assume that it would operate behind locked doors and be accessible only by its highly qualified personnel.  While this may be true about some facilities, it is not the case for the Malaghan Institute. 

As well as conducting ground-breaking research into cancer, asthma, arthritis, MS and infectious disease, a key goal is also to educate the community about the importance of medical research. One way that we do this is by organising tours of our world class facilities based in Kelburn, Wellington. Throughout the year we open our doors to dozens of community groups who all share a common desire to see ‘behind the scenes’ and learn more about the research we are conducting to improve the health of New Zealanders.

We have received wonderful feedback from those who have visited, with one ‘tour coordinator’, Rod Davie of Paraparaumu, stating “Our members loved it! They were amazed by all the things they saw.”

In addition to offering tours, the Malaghan Institute also arranges for its scientists to visit schools and community groups to talk about their work. 

If you are interested in arranging a tour or speaker, or would like to find out more please contact:

Victoria Hale on 04 4996914 ext. 821 / vhale@malaghan.org.nz.