Other Norwich events

Norwich Postdoc Appreciation Week

This venue is fully accessible. Please note this event is for staff and students at the university.
Past event - 2021
23 Sep 12:30pm to 2pm
UEA JSC 1.02, Julian Study Centre, University of East Anglia,
Norwich NR4 7TJ
As part of National Postdoc Appreciation Week (#NPAW2021) we are running an afternoon of seminars on the latest research in Norwich on antimicrobial research. Join us to discuss their work, discuss your work, and ask them about their journey.

All research students, staff and postdocs are welcome. Places are limited so book now. Please register one ticket per person.

Goodie bags for the first 30 participants and refreshments for the event will be provided by Proteintech.


The nature of Staphylococci colonising neonates

Coagulase Negative Staphylococci (CoNS) are commensals of human skin but can also be pathogens. In the UK between 2005-14 CoNS caused 57% of cases of Late Onset Sepsis in neonates. This is a major concern and antiseptics are used regularly to prevent infection, but evidence is emerging of antiseptic tolerance amongst CoNS. I am studying how antiseptic tolerance occurs to help minimise infections.

Impact of the Gut Microbiome on Vascular Development

Dr Sally Dreger (Senior Researcher)
The microbial communities (microbiota) that inhabit the gut play key roles in human development, and antibiotic usage can disturb the microbiota diversity. By creating a perturbed microbiota (dysbiosis) in lactating and/or neonate mice with antibiotics, angiogenesis was significantly impaired in these antibiotic-treated animals. Whole genome sequencing suggested the mother’s microbiota is a driver of angiogenesis in the developing retina and our findings suggest that dysbiosis in mothers impacts the developing vasculature of their offspring.