Labour MP Chi Onwurah visits the Kavli INsD

We were delighted to welcome Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy, Science, and Innovation to Kavli last week. During her visit, Ms. Onwurah had the opportunity to tour the center's state-of-the-art labs and equipment, as well as meet with members of the research team to learn about their cutting-edge work.


Ms. Onwurah, who is also the Member of Parliament for Newcastle Central, has been a strong advocate for the role of science and technology in driving economic growth and social progress. Her visit to the Kavli @ Oxford provided an opportunity for her to see first hand the innovative research being conducted at the center. She was particularly interested in the links between university departments and start-ups. 


Alongside Professor Dame Carol Robinson were Kavli INsD researchers Professor Matt Higgins, Dr Weston Struwe, Dr Corinne Lutomski and Dr Manish Kushwash. Chi Onwurah was keen to learn the equipment first hand and got to see our electron microscopy suite, mass photometry and mass spectrometry laboratories.


The Kavli Oxford is a leading interdisciplinary research center, dedicated to brining the physical sciences into the cell. It hosts a diverse range of research programs in areas such as antimicrobial resistance, brain health and the introduction of new biophysical tools.



Professor Dame Carol Robinson, said "

It was a great pleasure to welcome Chi Onwurah MP to the Kavli and to have the opportunity to share with her the exciting research taking place here. I was particularly pleased to see her inspecting the equipment close -up and in great detail.  We hope to continue our dialogue with her, and other policy makers, to explore how our research can drive innovation and support the UK's industrial strategy."




Photo of Carol Robinson giving the tour to Chi Onwurah


Carol Robinson giving the tour to Chi Onwurah, MP


Photo of Chi Onwurah and Dr Weston Struwe discussing mass photometry


Photo of Dr Manish Kushwash explaining the mass photometry device to Chi Onwurah.