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THE SEARCH FOR ME BIOMARKERS: COMMUNICATING SCIENCE THROUGH MUSIC

1:30pm-5:30pm on Saturday 9 April

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Cavendish Laboratory, Undergraduate Laboratory, Department of PhysicsJ J Thomson Avenue, CB3 0HE

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) causes severe exhaustion, musculoskeletal pain, sleep, memory and concentration difficulties and influenza-like symptoms. As a composer with the condition, Ricky Chaggar composed new music inspired by a recent study on a potential biomarker for the condition.  He aims to raise awareness of the debilitating symptoms while highlighting recent scientific research in the area.

The Search for an ME Biomarker is composed for string quartet and consists of two sections. Can’t Stand Standing communicates the difficulties caused by ME symptoms and uses data from the study. Machine Learning does not use data, but solely composition techniques and conveys hope for the future, as scientific advances might lead to treatment and perhaps one day, a cure.

The Search for an ME Biomarker forms part of Ricky’s PhD in music composition which he is currently undertaking at Anglia Ruskin University.

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Additional Information

Age: All Ages
Format: Exhibition, Music
Timing: Available on Demand, In person
Theme: Discovery, Health, Society
Accessibility: Transcript, Accessible toilet, Full access, Step-free access

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