Monday, 25 September 2017

New Scientist Live! event

One of our new lecturers, Tina Joshi, will talking at the #askabiologist event at the Royal Society of Biology stand at the New Scientist Live event in London on Saturday 29th September between 10am and 1.30pm. Public at the event will be able to talk to her about her research area and ask "Could Microwaves Save my Life?". She will have props at the table to demonstrate concepts.

Tina's research focuses on the development of a hand held detector able to rapidly detect antibiotic resistant bacteria within infected patients/environment. Antibiotic resistance in microorganisms is a global crisis as we have fewer and fewer ways left to treat dangerous infections. The approach utilises bespoke microwave technology to break open bacteria in five seconds and electrochemistry to detect the bacteria itself.