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Celebrating our Pint of Science event

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We held three sessions at pubs in 查塔姆 and Sevenoaks, 肯特和格林威治, London as part of the worldwide science festival

品脱的科学Thank you to everyone who presented at the Pint of Science events. The aim of the festival is for researchers to reach and engage with new 观众, particularly those involved in or interested in postgraduate research, 在一个非正式的, 轻松的气氛.

This year the three sessions took place in local pubs in 格林威治 (London) as well as 查塔姆 and Sevenoaks (Kent).

Anyone with an interest in science over the age of 18 was invited to attend these sessions led by knowledgeable, research-active university staff from the Faculty of Engineering and Science and Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

查塔姆

The first of the three sessions was held at The Command House in 查塔姆, Medway. 在那里, The Natural Resources Institute’s 博士Noushin Emami, Associate Professor in Bioinformatics, 和曼Carnaghi, NRI PhD student and 2021 winner of the national Three Minute Thesis People's Choice Award, led an audience through their talks about their research into deadly mosquitoes and how they might be trapped and/or killed with a sustainable juice trap. Noushin’s trap, which contains beetroot, could be the solution to boosting global health.

格林威治

第二次会议, led by the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, took place at 格林威治 Tavern, a popular pub in 格林威治. 在一个座无虚席的活动中, 观众 were taken on an insightful journey as they learned about the history of new foods emergence from 奔驰Kotzen博士, then about food poising in fiction and reality and their gendered nature from 萨拉博士他, and then about historic recipes dealing with novel ingredients by 萨拉博士Pennell.

Sevenoaks

Finally, in another sell-out session, Professor Dennis Douroumis, Professor in Pharmaceutical Technology and Process Engineering and 帕特教授哈维, Professor of Biochemistry, Head of Aquatic Biotechnology and Biology, then presented ‘Food and Fuel for the Future’ at The Miners Arms pub in Sevenoaks in Kent. The session detailed how seaweed might be used as a health product; for fuel in the future, and as a sustainable source of food.

Some great audience questions were generated at the Q&A sessions after the talks, leading to insightful discussions and engagement. We are proud to have taken part for another year in this worldwide annual festival encouraging the sharing of knowledge and research in science with wider communities, all within relaxed and non-traditional settings.