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Cambridge Global Challenges


"It’s a challenge to explain your latest results to a complete stranger, along with the background to your project and the biochemistry involved. And it’s crucial to keep relaying how these piecemeal experiments are important in moving towards your long-term research goals.

It was an extremely rewarding experience hosting a non-specialist for the day. It forced me to take a step back and to see my work through different eyes."

Glenn Masson on his day of hosting Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge at the MRC laboratory.


Read Glenn Masson's full blog post on the MRC website.

Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Funding Opportunities

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