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NAMRIP members participate in 'Pint of Science' Festival

Pint of Science is a science festival, started in 2013, where scientists deliver science talks in a fun, engaging and approachable way, often in a pub environment, where two topics of interest, - beer and science’ – can meet head on. …

The festival takes place over three evenings 23-25th May, and happens simultaneously in the UK, other EU countries, the USA, Brazil, Australia, Canada, and South Africa.

The scientists engage the audience and tell them about their chosen topic in a pub environment, and the audience sits back, enjoying their chosen tipple, and listens to some of these new, exciting and perhaps unfamiliar ideas that span science and technology, and often cover those ‘big picture’ subjects such as astronomy, ‘from atoms to galaxies’ or new approaches to medicine and diagnostics.

This year NAMRIP members took part in 2 'sell out' Pint of Science evenings.

'Infections & superbugs:Time for (loose) change?' was held at The View in Southampton. Oli Galgut, a medical student, introduced superbugs and antibiotic resistance. Professor Bill Keevil followed with his talk 'Can copper help reduce superbugs in our hospitals' and Professor Robert Read spoke about his new project 'Infection of human volunteers for new treatments & vaccines'.

Professor Rob Eason and his team
Professor Rob Eason and his team at the Festival

The following evening, at The Mitre pub in Southampton, the topic was 'Nanotechnology at home' . Dr Ioannis Katis, Peijun He and Professor Rob Eason gave a talk on 'Low cost medical home'.

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