Pint of Science is coming back to Norwich in May and Quadram Institute staff and students are among the Norwich Research Park scientists who will be taking their science to the pub.
Launched in 2013, Pint of Science is now a worldwide event, which sees scientists leave their labs to discuss their research and latest findings in local pubs and bars.
This year, QI scientists will be discussing how rebalancing your bacteria could lead to new treatments for a healthy gut and how these bacteria affect other parts of the body.
Dr Lee Kellingray will be explaining how faecal microbiota transplants are being used to treat serious gut conditions. It may sound bizarre, but these ‘poo transplants’ are being used locally to treat successfully recurring C. difficile infections, and Lee will also look at the potential for using them to treat other conditions.
Dr Ian O’Neill is investigating how the beneficial bacteria Bifidobacterium might be a vitally-needed new way of treating Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Danny Vipond will be discussing how the complex community of trillion of microbes in the gut protect out health, and how disruptions to these communities might link to diseases. In particular, Danny will be looking at the links between gut microbes and ME (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), the subject of his PhD studentship.
Danny will be joined by Dr David Vauzour, a Research Scientist in Molecular Nutrition at Norwich Medical School. David will be discussing the latest scientific findings on how certain dietary components in fruits in vegetables may affect cognitive ageing.
Tickets are selling fast so book now for the chance to meet the scientists and hear about their fascinating and important work over a drink.
The full Pint of Science programme for Norwich is available here: https://pintofscience.co.uk/events/norwich