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A lot of you will have heard the term antibiotic resistance, but what does it mean and how does it impact our lives? Come along to this event and find out. Don't come hungry, there is no kitchen, but do be thirsty and give Bob and Kelly's delicious brews a try! Good Chemistry Brewing is a working brewery in a big drafty warehouse in England in spring - so please dress warmly as it will get chilly. Please note that this event takes place on the ground floor and is accessible for those with impaired mobility.
Dairy cows, Dogs and Drug Resistant infections
Antibiotic resistance is one of the most pressing threats we face. Antibiotics are the bedrock of modern medicine, and an important defence against communicable disease, so the rise of resistant infections directly threatens human health. We identify what drives the selection of antibiotic resistance in farm animals, and whether there is any evidence of transmission of this resistance to pets and humans. I will challenge some of the myths that have appeared in the media and will explain how our project might help reduce the threat of drug resistant infections.
Could you rob a bank with a magnet?
And if so, how would you do it? - Join Rob on his audacious mission to supplement his university salary by breaking into the impenetrable vault of the local Lloyds TSB using nothing but the principles of electromagnetics – the science of the invisible electric and magnetic fields that govern our modern lives. Expect demonstrations involving magnets and Slinkys, plus plenty of aiding and abetting.