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The Best Medicine

Short flight of steps into bar but ramp available on request and accessible toilets on ground floor. Main bar open all day for pre-event food and drinks.
Past event - 2022
09 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30pm to 9.30pm
The Long Shot, Unit 3 - Britannia Pavilion, Albert Dock,
Liverpool L3 4AD
New drugs are emerging all the time, but they generally come with side effects. How do we reduce these side effects? How do we respond to potential toxins on a cellular level? And is it better to try and prevent new diseases emerging in the first place...? Join our researchers and find out how they're striving to answer these questions.

Defence is the best form of attack - how our cells cope with the hazards of life

Dr Ian Copple (Senior Lecturer and Research Group Leader)
Our bodies are exposed to various hazards on a daily basis, including oxygen, ultraviolet light, pollutants and medicines. In this talk, Ian will explain how the cells in our bodies sense potentially toxic substances in the environment and respond to them by boosting cell defences. This is relevant for a number of reasons, including why vegetables/superfoods are good for us, how we can detect potentially unsafe new medicines during development, and how we are trying to harness our cell's defences to treat disease (but also, if we're not careful, how that could potentially cause cancer).

As if cancer wasn’t bad enough!

Dr Samantha Korver (Postdoctoral Research Associate )
We all know someone who has been diagnosed with the dreaded ‘C’ word. With the discovery of new therapies, those diagnosed with cancer are not only living longer but in many instances, cancer free. However, a dark side of these revolutionary therapies is that many come with severe side effects. For patients, these side effects can be worse than the cancer itself and are often swept under the rug. Join researcher Samantha as she discusses her research to help understand these side effects and how this could improve the lives of patients receiving cancer therapy.

Pandemic research - How did we do this time and what next?

Professor Calum Semple (Professor of Child Health and Outbreak Medicine)
Liverpool led on several research initiatives to counter covid-19 including characterisation of the new virus and subsequent variants, and Mass Testing. This was no accident. We had been preparing for years. In this talk, Professor Calum Semple will discuss the preparation work, what went well and how it helped the people of the UK. He will also discuss what didn’t go well, and how we in Liverpool will work to make sure we are better prepared for the next pandemic….

Other The Long Shot events

2022-05-11 Trust your gut The Long Shot Unit 3 - Britannia Pavilion, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AD, United Kingdom
11 May

Trust your gut

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