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 first in a series of evening 'Infectious Science in the Pub' events on 3 March 2016 at The Vines public house in Liverpool.

This free-of-charge event, attended by 60 members of the public, featured six fast-paced scientific TEDx-style talks from HPRU researchers on topics such as tick bites and Zika virus. The objective of the event is to encourage people from all ages and backgrounds to take an interest in emerging and zoonotic infections, and the event provides an opportunity for HPRU researchers to develop their public engagement skills.

The event had presentations from the following researchers:

Dr Marie Yang ~ Meningitis: Science strikes back

Professor Matthew Baylis ~ From cannibals to cows - a short history of prion diseases

Marisol Collins ~ What do I know that you should know about Echino?

Liz McGinley ~ Tick Bites and Pathogens

Dr Duncan Casey (LJMU) ~ Little light sabres and tiny tractor beams - using lasers for single-cell science

Dr Marcus Blagrove ~ Zika Virus.

Infectious Science intro

 Liz McGinley

 

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

NIHR HPRU in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections PhD Student Liz McGinley giving a presentation on Tick Bites and Pathogens

 Marcus Blagrove  Matthew Baylis presentation

NIHR HPRU in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections Postdoctoral Researcher Dr Marcus Blagrove giving a presentation on Zika Virus

 

NIHR HPRU in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections Theme Leader Professor Matthew Baylis giving a presentation on From cannibals to cows - a short history of prion diseases

Matthew Baylis

 

Professor Matthew Baylis with the audience

 

The date of the next 'Infectious Science in the Pub' event will be advertised shortly.

Posted on: 09/03/2016