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Becoming the Matrix

The venue has a ramp going in and an accessible toilet.
Past event - 2022
09 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30-9.30pm
Nip and Tipple, 197 Upper Chorlton Rd,
Manchester M16 0BH
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We will leave you fascinated by the mysterious Extracellular Matrix. I bet you didn't know that it actually makes up the majority of your body weight!

In this event you'll be creating your own t-shirt to take home! Please provide your t-shirt size at the checkout.

The evening with be hosted by Professor Christoph Ballestrem and we'll get creative as we collaborate with artist Sally Gilford and invite you to "Become the Matrix" through t-shirt printing and participating in our very own Pub Matrix.


Becoming the Matrix T-shirt Printing Workshop

Sally Gilford (Artist, creative producer and socially-engaged practitioner.)
Using water-based inks and silk screens, you will try your hand at screen printing to create a t-shirt to take away with you using pre-made designs featuring microscopic images of cells. We provide everything you need including aprons, just roll up your sleeve and be ready to print & play!

Entering the Matrix - what, how, and why?

Dr Joan Chang (Research Associate)
What is the matrix, and why is it important? Here we will explore the fundamental importance of collagen (and it’s not just for face creams!) in health and disease, and explore the more artistic side of imaging matrix.

The MATRIX - reloaded for healthy living.

Professor Christoph Ballestrem (Professor/Senior Lecturer of Molecular Cell Biology, The University of Manchester)
The MATRIX – how its inhabitants (the cells in our body) sense it, how they shape it, and why it is important to keep the matrix healthy.
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