European Research Scottish Parliament Event

European Research Scottish Parliament Event

7th March 2019 - Holyrood, Edinburgh



 DentIFY Stall Scottish Parliament


From Left to Right - Ben MacPherson (Minister for Europe, Migration and International Development), Professor David Lurie, Dr James Ross, Dr Mary Joan Macleod, Lewis MacDoanld (MSP for North-East Scotland)


The IdentIFY Team and Dr Mary Joan Macleod met with the Minister for Europe at a special Scottish Parliament event to celebrate European research within Scotland. 
Ben Macpherson, Minister for Europe, Migration and International Development, addressing the group, said: “Looking at the project about the future MRI development and technology, to see the collaboration of the list of countries involved, let alone the list of people, was quite remarkable and tells a story that I know all the stalls will tell as well and the whole spirit of this celebration embodies. “This event highlights the importance of research and inclusivity of research to the public and at a time where we want to be encouraging as much innovation and participation in academia and in the economy more widely, for an event to do that on such a wide scale is definitely worth celebrating again as we are this evening.”                                                           

Senior Vice-Principal of the University of Aberdeen, Professor Karl Leydecker, said: “This event is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate and see first-hand the research that the European Commission funds in Scotland as well as to mark the success of Explorathon.“The range of innovative, exciting and important projects on display tonight is testament to the importance of European-funded research and the collaboration it brings.


Explorathon takes that research and finds new ways to make it accessible and relevant to people in public places with high levels of footfall. Only through the strong links between our core universities and the dedication of all staff involved is this possible.”

The Team Meet the Scottish Minister and North-East MSP

Discussing FFC-MRI with North-East MSP