Red Hot Chilli Peppers: Blair Grubbs visits Runshaw College

On Wed 2nd November, Professor Blair Grubb, Head of the School of Life Sciences visited Runshaw College in Leyland near Preston. He spoke to 60 sixth form students about his research interest in pain giving a lecture entitled ”Red Hot Chilli Peppers” which looked at how the active ingredient of chilli peppers, capsaicin, was used to uncover how mammals sense thermal pain.

Blair commented “I was really impressed with the knowledge, interest and enthusiasm shown by the students in this topic – they are a great credit to the College”.

Camilla Gregory-Chapman, who is the Course Leader for Horizons Science at Runshaw commented ” Just wanted to say a big thank you for your attendance at college today. The students (and I!) thoroughly enjoyed your lecture and the opportunity to meet you. I hope we will be fortunate enough to invite you back again soon.”


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