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Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings take place in cafes, bars, restaurants and even theatres, but always outside a traditional academic context.

Cafe Scientifique is a forum for debating science issues, not a shop window for science. We are committed to promoting public engagement with science and to making science accountable.

When: The first Thursdays of each month, 6.30-8.30pm

Where: The Old Abbey Taphouse, Guidhall Close, Manchester M15 6SY


Date 6 June 2019
Title Cafe Sci: Biofilm and Microbiomes - The key to our health?
Speaker Professor Andrew McBain

Date: Thursday 4 July 2019

Time: 6.30-8.30pm

Place: The Old Abbey Taphouse, Guildhall Close, Manchester Science Park M15 6SY


In his talk Professor Andrew McBain will tell us about biofilms, which form when microorganisms grow on surfaces (including the teeth, the digestive tract and the general environment) and microbiomes, which are microbial communities that can be found practically everywhere (including on and in the human body.) and how these are relevant to our daily lives.

Andrew is a Professor of Microbiology at the University of Manchester, UK. His research is focused on the human microbiome, responses of biofilms to antimicrobial treatments, and the interaction of microorganisms colonising the skin, nasopharynx, oral cavity and intestine. He was awarded his PhD from the University of Cambridge where he studied the human intestinal microbiota with the Medical Research Council at Addenbrookes Hospital. His interest in the human microbiome has diversified since moving to Manchester in 1999, to include body sites such as the skin and the oral cavity. He also maintains research programmes in other areas of applied microbiology and particularly enjoys multi-displinary research. He has supervised 29 PhD graduates and published over 100 papers.


Organisers: Bo YaoAyse Latif

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