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Come and see our research in action

Come and see our research in action

Pancreatic cancer still holds many challenges for the research community. However, progress is being made all the time. Your commitment to Pancreatic Cancer UK continually ensures that we are pushing for solutions going forward. Your support makes an enormous difference to the work our researchers do all over the country.

We are delighted to welcome you to see some of the pioneering research you’ve made possible. We know our supporters and volunteers are passionate about supporting world-leading pancreatic cancer research, and a research visit is a fantastic way of bringing the research you support to life. You’ll be given exclusive access to the lab facilities at the University of Essex, Colchester and get rare insight into how you’re helping us to take on pancreatic cancer through the team’s research into stem cell therapy a possible treatment.


We’ll be meeting with Dr Ralf Zwacka (pictured left) who has benefitted directly from funding from Pancreatic Cancer UK, funding raised by you.

You’ll be introduced to the landscape of cancer research in Essex, and the research team will shine a light on their work into the development, diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer.

We’ll then set off on a tour of the research centre, where you’ll have a unique chance to see inside a cutting-edge cancer research lab, meet the scientists you are funding, and see them in action.

Details of the research visit are below:

Date and time: Tuesday 12 December 2017, 11am (exact timings TBC)

Location: Meeting at the Silberrad Building, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ

Programme [subject to change]:

  • 10:45am –11.00am – Arrival and Welcome – congregate outside the main reception in the Silberrad Building
  • 11.00am–11:15am – Walk over to the Seminar Room
  • 11.15am – 12:15pm – Presentations from Dr Ralf Zwacka and his team
  • 12.15pm – 12:45pm – Light lunch/refreshments
  • 12:45pm– 13:30pm – Tour of the research labs and meeting research team in the School of Biological Science
  • 13:30pm-14:00pm – Video of Ralf and representatives of PCUK, thanks and close in the School of Biological Science

Places on the visit are limited. If you would like to register for the visit, or if you would like more information, please contact:

E: nile.amos@pancreaticcancer.org.uk / T: 020 3871 9995