Biofilm and Microbiomes - The key to our health?
|Starts:||18:30 4 Jul 2019|
|Ends:||20:30 4 Jul 2019|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||The University of Manchester|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Primary schools, External researchers, Families, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16, Secondary schools|
|Speaker:||Professor Andrew McBain|
In his talk Professor Andrew McBain will tell us about biofilms, which form when microorganisms grow on surfaces (including the teeth, the digestive tract and the general environment) and microbiomes, which are microbial communities that can be found practically everywhere (including on and in the human body.) and how these are relevant to our daily lives.
Andrew is a Professor of Microbiology at the University of Manchester, UK. His research is focused on the human microbiome, responses of biofilms to antimicrobial treatments, and the interaction of microorganisms colonising the skin, nasopharynx, oral cavity and intestine. He was awarded his PhD from the University of Cambridge where he studied the human intestinal microbiota with the Medical Research Council at Addenbrookes Hospital. His interest in the human microbiome has diversified since moving to Manchester in 1999, to include body sites such as the skin and the oral cavity. He also maintains research programmes in other areas of applied microbiology and particularly enjoys multi-displinary research. He has supervised 29 PhD graduates and published over 100 papers.
Professor Andrew McBain
Organisation: University of Manchester
Travel and Contact Information
The Old Abbey Taphouse
Manchester Science Park