Next Event: PubhD #54 (Microbiology, Cosmology, Life Sciences)

This page shows the next Nottingham event. For events in other locations see the PubhD Locations page.

WhenNew PubhD Logo-200x200-by Barbara Griffin

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

If you are on Facebook, you can RSVP.

Where

The Vat and Fiddle pub (in the Golding’s Room),
12 Queen’s Bridge Road
Nottingham
NG2 1NB

More information and a map: https://pubhd.wordpress.com/pubhd-nottingham-venue/

What

Three speakers will explain their research to a bunch of people in the pub in exchange for a pint or two.

The talks are at “pub level” – you don’t need to be an academic to understand them!

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

Who

The speakers are:

  • Ana C. da Silva (Microbiology) is a final-year PhD student at the University of Nottingham, where she is investigating the ecology and evolution of polymicrobial chronic wounds. She works with bacteria isolated from diabetic foot ulcers and is trying to understand why these chronic wounds do not heal and have high antimicrobial resistance.
  • Jose Pedro Pinto Vieira (Cosmology) has just completed his PhD at the University of Sussex. His research focuses on the study of the very early Universe, particularly the epoch of cosmic inflation – a period of dramatic expansion just after the “Big Bang” during which the “seeds” of all large structures we see today are thought to have been formed.
  • Michelle Strickland (Life Sciences) is a final-year PhD student at the University of Nottingham, where she is investigating the genetic and material properties of spider silk. She works with the only spider species known to spin silk underwater and has published in the Nature journal Heredity, showing that a key feature of spider silk has been maintained for 350 million years. SpiderLab: www.arachnotts.com.

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