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Sustainable cooling and the cold chain for food and vaccines

St Patricks Irish Club 4 Adelaide Road, Leamington Spa

Cooling accounts for over 7% of global GHG emissions and is the fastest growing GHG contributor in the world. Globally, 12% of the total food produced is lost due to the lack of cold chain. Likewise, 20% of temperature-sensitive vaccine... Continue Reading →

Lab-based meat

St Patricks Irish Club 4 Adelaide Road, Leamington Spa

Dr Eirini Theodosiou, Senior Lecturer, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Aston University Jason Thomas, Senior lecturer, School of Psychology, Aston University The demand for animal-based foods will increase by 70% in 2050 to feed the predicted 9.8 billion people. Yet currently,... Continue Reading →

Uncovering microbial diversity in a local freshwater ecosystem

St Patricks Irish Club 4 Adelaide Road, Leamington Spa

Dr Sarah Duxbury, University of Warwick Microbes frequently exist together as communities across environments as diverse as the human body to natural environments. What drives microbial diversity in the natural world? How can we study microbial ecosystems in the lab?... Continue Reading →

The science of sourdough

St Patricks Irish Club 4 Adelaide Road, Leamington Spa

Sophie Turigel, Dietitian at SWGP Federation Sophie is a gut-specialist Dietitian at the South Warwickshire GP Federation, who is keeping up to date with the latest research on sourdough breads and other baked goods. She loves to share this with... Continue Reading →

The amazing world of bacteria: why it matters!

St Patricks Irish Club 4 Adelaide Road, Leamington Spa

Professor Stephen Busby, University of Birmingham Bacteria generally receive a ‘bad press’, and most folk only think about them when they or a familymember suffers from an infection. Surveys find that people are unaware that the vast majority ofbacteria are... Continue Reading →