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Seek and Destroy

There are four steps down to the venue. Advance ticket purchases recommended.
Past event - 2019
22 May Doors 7:00pm
Event 7.30-9.30pm
4 steps to venue
The Lansdowne, 123 London Rd,
Leicester LE2 0QT
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Join is at The Lansdowne to find out about the future of medicine: intelligent machines and the deadliest of beings.

Attendees get Happy Hour prices!

 

 

Why viruses might save us from an antibiotic apocalypse

Professor Martha Clokie (Professor of microbiology, University of Leicester)
@MarthaClokie
Bacteria that cause common infections to us are largely kept at bay by antibiotics. Unfortunately, we are in a situation where we have misused antibiotics and now many bacteria are resistant to them. This may result in us dying from what previously would have been a trivial infection. Luckily, help is at hand in the form of bacteriophages, naturally occurring viruses that infect and kill bacteria. I shall explain how bacteriophage technology - pioneered 100 years ago by Russian and Georgian scientists - but largely neglected by Western Scientists, could be key for our future survival.
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Combining artificial intelligence and liquid biopsies to stop cancer in its tracks

Dr David Guttery (Lecturer in Cancer Early Detection)
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a hot topic in cancer science. Similarly, early detection and monitoring of cancer using a simple blood test (termed the “liquid biopsy”) instead of invasive biopsies could revolutionise cancer diagnostics. If we can catch cancer early, and detect if it is coming back before any obvious symptoms appear, we can potentially halt it in its tracks. My research and the topic of my talk is focused on combining the two disciplines of AI and liquid biopsies in the hope of improving diagnostics, detecting relapse or progression earlier and improving cancer outcomes.
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