Bacterial Intelligence: an introduction to our Invisible neighbours

The Avon Room, top floor of University Centre Building (R23 on the campus map)
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
Monday 9th February 2015 (17:30-18:00)
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Professor Steve Busby

Part of the Evening Biology Lectures series

Professor Steve Busby, Professor of Biochemistry and Head of School of Biosciences

17:30 Refreshments
18:00 Lecture starts

Most people regard bacteria as minor and peripheral forms of life whose main role is to cause disease. During the presentation, I will explain that this is very far from the truth, that bacteria underpin all life on earth, and that causing disease is only a small part of what bacteria do. I will explain how studying their genes has given us important information about how bacteria live and, in particular, how they colonise diverse environments, including humans.

Comments from those who attended last year’s lecture series:

“Pitched at just the right level and very interesting topic” 

“It was extremely engaging - the video evidence was fascinating”

“Increased my knowledge of something I knew little about”

“Very relevant and enjoyable for our students”


Open to all who are interested in the study of Biology. Particularly suitable for A-Level students.
The lecture is free of charge. All welcome to attend, but booking is required.

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