Other Salisbury events

Cells, Sprays and Spiders!

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Past event - 2022
11 May Doors 6:30PM
Event 7-9PM
The Winchester Gate, 113 Rampart Rd,
Salisbury SP1 1JA
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Lots of different, unusual tools are used for research; from cells in culture to spider webs! We will explore how these tools are used to find new therapeutics, understand the effects of zero gravity and how microorganisms behave in the air. Join us for a fun evening at the pub learning about biomedical research with a good pint. 

Coughs and sneezes spread diseases – but how? The science of aerosols

Susan Paton (Microbiologist)
We all know that when we cough and sneeze that lovely particles fill the air – but what are they, what do they contain and how do we measure them? Microbiologist Susan Paton will describe how aerosol science has helped to study Tuberculosis and SARS-CoV2 infection and transmission – using old and new techniques – including using spider microthreads!

Using spider webs to study bacteria and viruses such as Tuberculosis and SARS-CoV2

Emma Murphy (Scientist)
I am Emma Murphy and I am a Biomedical sciences placement student from the University of Manchester. While on placement I am working within the TB group at UKHSA. My work focuses on the survival of the bacterium which causes the infection tuberculosis. To do this I use an unusual 8-legged aerobiological model to investigate what happens to the bacteria in the air before infection! I hope you aren’t afraid of spiders…

The Use of Cell Cultures in Biomedical Research

Edward Burnett (Scientist)
Cells are the building blocks of life - and since the 1950’s, cells have been cultured in the lab and have be used by scientists to understand all sorts of things; from the effect of zero gravity to getting a better understanding of cancer and HIV and cell lines have played a part in more than a third of the Nobel prize for medicine winning projects! Edward Burnett, a cell culture expert will introduce you to the fascinating story of the first cell line, and some of the discoveries made using cell lines, such as the development of the Polio and more recently the COVID-19 vaccines.

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2022-05-09 Digging: The Good, The Bad and The Smelly! The Winchester Gate 113 Rampart Rd, Salisbury, SP1 1JA, United Kingdom