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Antibiotic resistance and the bad bug challenge

Thursday 21 March: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Mill Lane Lecture Rooms , 8 Mill Lane, CB2 1RW

Most of us have used antibiotics to fight an infection by a nasty bug and were happy that it worked. But the bugs are fighting back, or so it seems, making them potential winners in an ongoing rat race between us and them. Dr Hendrik van Veen discusses the ins and outs of antibiotic resistance in the hidden world of microorganisms. There will be historic facts, gloopy stuff and science in action!

Biography: Hendrik van Veen is a Reader in Molecular Pharmacology at the University of Cambridge, and a teaching fellow at Clare College. He has studied antibiotic resistance over the past 20 years and is fascinated by the intricate solutions that bugs have developed to avoid antibiotic action.

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Age: 15+, Talk, Arrive on time, Free