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Revenge of the microbes (Friday Evening Discourse)

30 January, 2015 @ 7:50 pm - 9:15 pm

£17

Bacteria are our ancient enemies, evolving ever more clever ways of outmanoeuvring our natural defences and scientific technologies. For millennia, a simple cut or cough could kill. With the development of antibiotics, it seemed we would reign supreme.

But now the bacteria are again gaining ground.

With antibiotic resistance on the rise, and the development of new drugs having stagnated for decades, we humans might be in a lot of trouble very soon. Why are bacteria so insidious, what tricks do they employ to get the upper hand, and what can we do to stop them? Join Dr Jenny Rohn to explore these questions.

Please note: If you haven’t been before, please note that Friday Evening Discourses are traditional events that date back to 1825. With that in mind, many attendees like to wear smart evening dress, though this is not a requirement.

Details

Date:
30 January, 2015
Time:
7:50 pm - 9:15 pm
Cost:
£17
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Organizer

The Royal Institution
Phone:
+44 (0)20 7409 2992
Website:
http://www.rigb.org

Venue

The Royal Institution
21 Albemarle Street
London, W1S 4BS United Kingdom
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Phone:
+44 (0)20 7409 2992
Website:
http://www.rigb.org