Upcoming events at Cafe Scientifique
Events start at 7.30pm – 9 pm with doors open from 7.00pm
Tuesday 4 July
Let’s talk about genetics – Research assistant Ayesha Pyke, Bournemouth University
Our DNA shapes how we are made; this biological information is passed from parent to child through the generations. Come listen to our 3rd Year UG students explain the fundamentals of the exciting and complex science of genetics, from the structure of DNA to mutations in our genome. Hear how the use of genetics is now an everyday part of our world and has provided some answers but also posed even more questions.
There is no Cafe Scientifique in August as we’re having a short summer break but we will be back again in September!
Tuesday 5 September
‘All eyes on inflammation in age-related macular degeneration’ – Professor Jessica Teeling, University of Southampton
Ever wondered why so many of us lose our vision when we get old, as a result of age-related macular degeneration? Is it our genes or our environment, or both? Do you want to find out how we can use research to tackle this most common form of blindness in elderly? In this interactive Cafe Scientifique, professor Jessica Teeling will take you on a journey into the eye, sometimes referred to as the ‘window of the brain’ and discuss the role of our immune system driving the tissue damage to the ageing retina, which ultimately leads to losing our sight.