NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections 'Infectious Science' Event

The NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections held the second in a series of evening 'Infectious Science in the Pub' events on 12 December 2016 at The Vines public house in Liverpool, ahead of the HPRU in EZI's annual conference.

We heard six fascinating talks from experts with different backgrounds that fascinated and motivated the audience to learn and enjoy discovering science. This event was attended by over 55 members of the public. Some of the topics covered were HIV, Zika Virus, Neurosurgery, dog bites, sequencing and big data. 

This exciting event was a great opportunity to meet not only expert researchers, but also, members of the general public interested in understanding more about infections and global health.

The event had presentations from the following researchers:

Dr Georgios Pollakis: Looking into the viral genetic code: Another enigma.

Libby van Tonder: "It's just brain surgery"

Dr Patricia Sequeira:  Fiocruz response to Zika virus outbreak in Brazil

Dr Maya Wardeh:  Big data: snog, marry, avoid.

Professor Bill Paxton: "HIV: What can be learnt from the uninfected”

Sara Owczarczak-Garstecka: "Dog bites- perception and prevention."

 

Raquel Cropped NIHR HPRU in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections PhD Student Raquel Medialdea Carrera introducing the event

 Maya Wardeh

NIHR HPRU in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections Postdoctoral Researcher Maya Wardeh giving a presentation on Big Data

 Georgios Pollakis Cropped

NIHR HPRU in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections member Dr Georgios Pollakis giving a presentation on Viral Genetic Code

 Bill Paxton Cropped

NIHR HPRU in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections member Professor Bill Paxton giving a presentation on HIV

Audience

 Audience at the Infectious Science in the Pub event

 

The date of the next 'Infectious Science in the Pub' event will be 6 March 2017.

Posted on: 16/12/2016