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Microbial Matters: Resistance, Gut Health and Food

This event takes place in an accessible venue with step free access.
Past event - 2024
15 May Doors: 7pm
Start: 7.30pm
End: 9.30pm
The Yard Coffee, 1A, Pivotal House, Red Lion St,
Norwich NR1 3TB
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Join us for an evening of discovery, innovation, and culinary delights as we explore the fascinating world of microbial matters. Whether you're a health enthusiast, a foodie, or simply curious about the hidden world of microbes in our lives, this event promises to leave you inspired and informed about the pivotal role of microbes in shaping our health, our food, and our future.

A race against time: uncovering the threat of antimicrobial resistant bacteria

Ho Yu Liu (she/her) (PhD researcher )
Delve deep into the world of microscopic organisms on a journey to explore bacteria and their remarkable resilience, that has led to the antimicrobial-resistant crisis we currently face.

Join me to discover how resistance develops, why there is an urgent need for action and how each of us plays a role in combating this threat. Unravel how scientists are trying to solve this ever-growing problem and uncover the serious global consequences of losing this race against bacteria…

Healthy gut microbiomes and the foods that sustain them

Dr Falk Hildebrand (Group Leader at Earlham Institute and Quadram Institute)
The human gut microbiome is essential to the human host, providing nutrition, protection and adaptability to us. However, the gut micobiome in western countries is often damaged through excessive intake of unhealthy foods. Here I will describe how we can investigate the gut microbiome, measure its status and what we can do to keep this ecosystem in a good state.

Digestive Drama: The Secrets of Dietary Fibre

Dr Amisha Modasia (she/her) (Postdoctoral Research Scientist )
Dietary fibres are important for gut health, but do you know exactly why? Fibres are complex molecules that we as humans cannot digest, but with the help of the resident bugs in our gut, we can experience numerous benefits of eating fibre.

Did you also know that not all fibres are the same? Some fibres worsen unpleasant symptoms like bloating and abdominal pain in people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

It is therefore important to understand how these fibres differ and how they behave in our gut, to help with the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders such as IBS.
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