Other Colchester events

The Good, the Bad, and the Hungry

This venue is fully accessible with step free access. There is an accessible toilet available. It is an over 18s only venue.
Past event - 2022
10 May Doors open 6:30pm
Talks starting from 7:30pm
To be finished by 9:30pm
Other Monkey Brewing, 5-6 St Nicholas St,
Colchester CO1 1DN
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Microbes have a bad reputation. However, not all microbes are germs. We are surrounded by bacteria, some are in us, some are on us and others in every environment possibly imaginable. Some bacteria are harmful, others are essential to our survival while some help clean up our messes (like oil spills). Join us to learn more about the different roles that bacteria play in our environments

Rivers, rocks, and rocket fuel – the importance of nitrogen-cycling in our freshwater ecosystems

Dr David Clark (Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Institute for Analytics and Data Science), School of Life Sciences, University of Essex)
Why are sewage overflows bad for our rivers? What causes river fish-kill events? How on earth does rocket fuel end up in our rivers? In this talk I will aim to answer all of these questions and more as I describe the importance of nitrogen in our freshwater environments, how microorganisms may hold the key to improving the health of our rivers, and why memorising the nitrogen cycle is so difficult even for scientists!

Gut microbes, who gives a sh*t?

Professor Simon Carding (Group Leader, Quadram Institute)
Our gut is home to trillions of microorganisms that help us digest food and provide essential nutrients and vitamins. Gut microbes are susceptible to change with alterations in their makeup and activity occurring because of how we live and what we eat. Such changes have been associated with more than 90% of diseases affecting the gut, liver, joints, heart and brain. Understanding more about our gut microbes is key for not only physical health but also our mental health.
My talk will cover key questions:
-What are microbes?
-Where do they come from?
-How can we change them to keep us healthy?

What is a “healthy” human gut microbiome?

Dr Falk Hildebrand (Bioinformatician, Quadram Institute)
The human gut microbiome is incredibly important for human health, having been linked to numerous diseases and human wellbeing. Decades of research have uncovered the enormous biological complexity of this ecosystem, with about 200 bacterial & fungal species living in each human gut, that harbour together 1000 times more genes and 10 times more cells than us - their human host! . At Pint of Science, I will show how the enterotype idea evolved over a decade and how steady innovations can nowadays help us to identify healthy gut microbiomes, and those on the verge of collapsing.

Other Other Monkey Brewing events

2022-05-11 What Makes You, You? Other Monkey Brewing 5-6 St Nicholas St, Colchester, CO1 1DN, United Kingdom
11 May
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What Makes You, You?

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2022-05-09 Made to Order Science Other Monkey Brewing 5-6 St Nicholas St, Colchester, CO1 1DN, United Kingdom
09 May

Made to Order Science

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