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The University of Southampton
Global Network for Anti-Microbial Resistance and Infection Prevention

Free workshop on Microbes in the Community Event

Workshop on Microbial Neighbours
11:00 - 13:00
13 September 2022
Microsoft Teams

For more information regarding this event, please email Dr Paul Hurley at .

Event details

On 12 September 2022 a free online workshop will be held by Global-NAMRIP members, Southampton bus users, and the wider community of interested people. The workshop will be led by an multidisciplinary team of microbiologists, artists and geographers. The workshop will explore the relationship between humans and micobes, whether they be in our gut, on our hands, in our bathrooms or on public transport. The Workshop will be led by microbiologists (Dr Sandra Wilks), geographers (Prof Emma Roe) and artists (Dr Paul Hurley and Sam Chuch). The workshop, held at 11.00-13.00 (London time) will be supported by Global-NAMRIP members from around the world. To request participation, please email This work grew out of an earlier NAMRIP pump priming project, 'Mapping microbes'.

Speaker information

Dr Paul Hurley, is an interdisciplinary researcher, artist and facilitator who joined Geography and Environmental Science in 2016 to work on projects investigating approaches to human and nonhuman worlds, in the context of antimicrobial resistance, animal welfare, and food systems and practices - what and how people buy, grow, eat and sell. In this project he is joined by artist Sam Church, an illustrator (and sometimes writer) mainly of children's picture books and educational material. He is also a scribe/graphic facilitator, and has led art-based workshops for all ages at the Royal West of England Academy, Holburne Museum and Green Man Festival. In 2016 his work was nominated for a Children's BAFTA (

Prof Emma Roe, is known in Global-NAMRIP for applying her geography expertise to a range of issues, including public health and the interaction of humans with microbes in the environment.

Dr Sandra Wilks, joined the microbiology group in 2000 as a postdoctoral research fellow. Since then she has worked on a number of research projects involving the detection of bacteria in complex environments and, in particular, biofilms. Since being awarded an IfLS Knowledge Mobilisation Senior Research Fellowship in Healthcare Technologies in 2013, she has been working at the interface of Biological Sciences and Health Sciences.

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