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BATTLING BACTERIA: ...there's no escape?

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BATTLING BACTERIA:

they’re everywhere… they outnumber us…they’re out to get us…and there’s no escape?

Inaugural Lecture of David Smith, Professor of Microbiology, Heriot-Watt University

Bacteria are incredibly adaptable organisms, occupying almost every imaginable (and some unimaginable) niches. Bacteria perform many beneficial activities yet frequently the major emphasis is their ‘badness’. Despite that being a main focus of attention, only a small minority of bacteria cause disease.

Nonetheless, with antimicrobial-resistant bacteria projected to represent the major cause of fatalities by the mid-21st century, this increases the imperative to reduce the impacts of infectious disease. In his lecture, Professor Smith will give an overview of some of the novel approaches taken towards identifying and characterising targets as potential disease controls for a selection of animal and human pathogens.


Wednesday 17 May 2017

Cairn Lecture Theatre, Postgraduate Centre, Edinburgh Campus

Refreshments 4.30pm – 5.00pm

Lecture 5.00pm – 6.00pm

Followed by a drinks reception

Advance booking is required, please register for a free ticket at add Eventbrite hyperlink

The Inaugural Lecture Series celebrates our world-class research talent and is an opportunity for newly appointed Professors to share their knowledge with a wider community.

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