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Biomedicine/Microbiology: Understanding Antibiotic Resistance And Its Implications With Professor Laura Bowater From UEA

3rd March 2020 @ 14:30 - 15:30



In this session, Professor Laura Bowater from Norwich Medical School, will consider the primary factors which make bacteria antibiotic resistant and the impact on society’s ability to successfully treat infectious diseases.

Laura will address mechanisms that antibiotic resistant bacteria use in order to gain resistance and will look to future alternative treatments.

Laura will spend 35-40 minutes exploring the issues and will then open up the discussion to the participating schools.



Lecturer Profile (Please click): Professor Laura Bowater

Suitable for: A Level and BTEC students with an interest in Biomedicine/Microbiology, both in terms of their current studies and their potential interest in study at university level.

Preparation or Pre-Reading: We recommend that students consider and discuss in advance some of the issues relating to antibiotic resistance and questions they might like to ask.

The IT Setup: The setup is similar to Skype, using a pc and webcam, although students take part as a group with the image projected on a whiteboard rather than as individuals in front of lots of pcs. Dedicated videoconferencing equipment is also compatible if available to the school. Further details are here: Connecting in to a Channel Talent Event (Please Click)

We will work with your IT department to ensure everything is set up and working prior to the event. The sessions are generally limited to 3 to 5 schools to maintain the interactive nature of the experience.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you have a group of students that you would like to take part in this event, please click here 

Subject to availability we will book a place for you.


3rd March 2020
14:30 - 15:30
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