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Blue Peter’s Helen Skelton opens Cell’ centre in Whitechapel

PUBLISHED: 15:56 03 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:49 05 October 2010

A UNIQUE children s science education centre was officially opened today by Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton. She said the Centre of the Cell based in a working medical school research lab in Whitechapel will inspire scientists working to beat disease.

A UNIQUE children's science education centre was officially opened today by Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton.

She said the Centre of the Cell based in a working medical school research lab in Whitechapel will inspire scientists working to beat disease.

"One of them will be the person who comes up with the cure for an illness that somebody you love has."

And the free centre which aims to inspire and educate youngsters with hands-on learning got a ministerial seal of approval.

The minister of science and innovation Lord Drayson was in the East End for today's Cabinet meeting on the 2012 Olympics site.

He said: "This is really inspiring. It's a world class facility. It gives young people the opportunity to come into a research lab to see real life research as well as looking at the exhibits."

The centre is at Newark Street at the Whitechapel campus of Barts and the London School of Medicine and is part of Queen Mary, University of London.

Further details are available on www.centreofthecell.org.uk


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