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Illuminating Brains

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Photographic portrait of Dr Gemma Bale in her laboratory in UCL.
Dr Gemma Bale, Benjamin Gilbert. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

Join medical physicist Gemma Bale to hear about her life-saving work using light to observe and diagnose the brain health of newborn babies.

About your speaker

Gemma Bale is a medical physicist at University College London. She works with engineers, scientists and doctors as part of the Metabolight project.

Where we’ll be

We will be in the Forum, through the Medicine Now gallery on level 1. There are seats for 70 people.

To attend, just turn up on the day and follow the signs. Doors open at 12.45. These events can get busy, so arrive at least 10 minutes before it starts.



Need to know


We’ll be in the Forum. To get there, take the lift or stairs up to level 1 and then follow the signs through the ‘Being Human’ gallery.


This event will be live-transcribed, with text displayed on a large screen.

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