PubhD #5: Biology, Music and Politics

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PubhD #5 is nearly here! It is on Wednesday May 14, 2014 at The Vat and Fiddle pub (in the Golding’s Room).

After the “neuroscience special” we had for PubhD #4, we’re back to our normal format: three students from completely different academic backgrounds will explain their research to a bunch of people in the pub in exchange for a pint or two.

See The PubhD Format and About pages for more information about what to expect at an event.

The speakers are:

  • James Gurney is a PhD student in Microbiology at Nottingham University. His area of research is socio-microbiology. This is the study of how social structures of bacteria populations affect things like virulence. They use evolution theory (kin selection) to examine relationships within bacterial pathogens. He also writes the ‘History of Infection‘ blog.
  • Philip Boast is a PhD student at the Department of Music at Nottingham University. His research area is Music Performance and Phenomenology, with the focus being on rhythm and temporality.
  • Emily St.Denny is a PhD candidate in politics at Nottingham Trent, investigating the role of ideas in shaping contemporary French prostitution policies.



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