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Come and meet the next generation of PhD researchers who make Pint of Science possible and be prepared to be thrilled by the interactive Kilter Theatre!! Early career scientists from will present their exciting and innovative research -- from the weird ways of plankton to engineering new organs -- in a one night only event!
PhD Pick 'n Mix
Come join us for a very special night with some of the brightest and best of University of Bath PhD researchers.! Meet the next generation of scientists, and explore the mysteries of sea soup, how facebook knows your stance on Brexit, myth-busting our thoughts on sports, how a fairytale can be a metaphor for organ engineering, and much more!
Zero Knowledge Traders
Dredged up from an unfixed point in the distant future, these two post-apocalyptic scavengers are after your scientific secrets. "What do you know?" and "How much is it worth?". Every trade weighs up your most precious & prosaic information against an eclectic collection of facts, fictions & curiosities.
Harry Potter and the Water Oxidation Catalysts
Ever wondered Iridium, hydrogen production and Harry Potter have in common? They're all things that Emma likes to talk about... Come along and find out why!
Sport improves young people’s development: myth-busted?
Sport is everywhere: on TV, in videogames, and on the streets. Because of this popularity, the myth of sport as a tool to help disadvantaged young people develop has grown. You’ve probably heard people say “football teaches teamwork” or “rugby teaches leadership”. But is it that simple? Does sport itself have an inherent – almost magical – quality that can improve young people’s lives? Only one way to find out: let’s put the myth to the test!
The Experiences of Young Carers: Towards an understanding of Psychophysiological Resilience
This talk will take you on a whistle stop tour of one PhD student’s research. After a quick overview of chronic stress, caregiver outcomes and the importance of research in this area you will be given details about the first two stages of the project, a systematic review of the literature and an interview study. You will then hear about how this research is informing future investigation and where this research will ultimately lead. All in three minutes!
Factors influencing employee engagement among academic employees
Have you ever attended a lecture, where the speaker explained a subject so passionately and energetic to the extent that you were inspired to learn more about what they were saying? If so, then you were in the presence of an engaged employee. These employees do their utmost best to offer the best service possible. These types of employees can inspire students to become the best at what they desire to be. While we would like to have engaged academic employees in our universities, the reality is that many academic employees are not engaged. This study identifies factors that influence employee e
What connects a sheep and a DJ’s turntable? My research is all about finding an answer to that question!
If you thought wool was only meant for jumpers and a DJ’s turntable was restricted to a night club, you are in for a surprise! Production of pharmaceuticals is a multi-step process which is energy and cost intensive. In my research, I am using wool and a DJ disc-like reactor to make medicines in one single step hence making it more sustainable.
What can we learn from genome sequences?
Analysing the DNA sequence of pathogens tells us about its evolution. But this information can tell us other things; by combining sequence data with properties of the bacteria, we can learn about how certain properties like toxin production is controlled genetically. For this talk, I will go through this process, and tell you what this has revealed about lipase production in the superbug MRSA (lipases are enzymes which break down fats)
Living happy and healthy
My research looks into the internal environment of people aged 60 and above - it’s all to do with the ageing population and trying to ensure they can live happily and healthily at home for as long as possible
Frankenstein and the Three Bears: Engineering New Organs
Over half of us will die from organ failure. Struck by this realisation, Marcus decided to focus his research on developing materials to support new organ growth to prevent the need for organ donors. Here he discusses the benefits and challenges associated with this, including the fickleness of cells, and how modelling can be used to rapidly optimise materials compared to traditional methods
Why does Facebook know you voted for Brexit?
How much do you think Google knows about you? Is the government monitoring your Facebook likes? Who is really watching? Everything we do, online and off, produces information about who we are, what we like, and how often we like to do those things. However, we don’t often think about how we create that information and how it is fed back to us to influence our decisions. Emily will take you on an interactive journey exploring the ways that you produce data in your daily life, where that information goes, and what the government (or Facebook!) might do with it.
Sea Soup : why you should care about plankton
Russell will introduce you to the wondrous world of plankton by showcasing just some of their weird ways. Plankton are the microscopic plants and animals that inhabit the world’s waterways. These often overlooked organisms not only act as the base for many food webs but also produce a majority of our oxygen. But plankton also have the ability to regulate our climate and if harn