Come along to our monthly SciBar event where a new and exciting STEM presenter talks to us about their fascinating work in an informal pub-setting. Questions are encouraged! Free and open to the public, no booking required.
Talking about What?
Cystic fibrosis and lung transplantation: bugs, drugs and new therapies
Discussion with Who? Audrey Perry: currently works at the Department of Microbiology, The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Audrey does research in Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology.
When should I arrive? Wednesday 12th December 2018, 7.00 pm, but come earlier if you’d like food
Where should I go? The Old George, Old George Yard (off High Bridge St), NE1 1EZ (upstairs)
Details, I need details!
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic condition affecting more than 10,400 people in the UK and approximately 600 people in the North East. One in 25 of us carries the faulty gene that causes it, usually without knowing.
People with cystic fibrosis experience a build-up of thick sticky mucus in the lungs, digestive system and other organs, causing a wide range of challenging symptoms affecting the entire body. Chronic lung infections result from mostly environmental bacteria and fungi that can eventually destroy the lungs. For these people lung transplantation is the only therapeutic option. I will be discussing the challenges faced by CF sufferers, the bugs that infect the CF lung, treatments, new therapies and lung transplantation for CF.
What if I can’t make it? 😦 Even though you’ll be missing out on an amazing talk by an engaging scientist you can still find out what was discussed by visiting our Blog page.
Look into the future….
Wednesday 23rd: SciBar with Dr Laurence White from the School of Speech and Language Sciences, Newcastle University
SciQuiz! Date TBC