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Sex, Faeces and Ice Cream!

Food is available to purchase from the bar.
Past event - 2018
16 May Doors open at 7pm
Event 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Dockleaf, Stanhope Street,
Liverpool L8 5XJ
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Why don't Antarctic fish freeze? Are there faecal viruses in my mussels? And, why do we use sex to reproduce? From the microscopic world of proteins and viruses, to the dangers and pleasures of food and sex, join us for a scientific journey through time and space.

Fish, Blood and Ice Cream

Robert Deller (Postdoctoral Research Associate)
Inspired by the antifreeze proteins in Antarctic fish which combat ice recrystallization, scientists are exploring new ways of controlling ice crystal growth to prolong the shelf life of vital blood products, stem cells for transplantation and importantly, to develop low calorie ice cream…

Do Mussels Taste Like S**t?

Evelien Adriaenssens (Postdoctoral Research Associate)
Viruses are everywhere on the globe and what isn’t well known, is that most of them are harmless for humans. But their presence is usually not taken into account when water quality is analysed. We are investigating if viruses from faeces that end up in wastewater, travel down rivers and end up in the shellfish that you eat and the beaches where you swim. Are they harmless there or could they make you ill?

Sex, Disease, and Marvin Gaye

Seth Barribeau (Lecturer: Eco-Immunology)
When viewed objectively, sex is a pretty ridiculous and dangerous way to reproduce. I discuss why sex evolved, and reflect on an underappreciated theory for the benefit of sex.