Thursday, Dec 07, 2017 6:30p -
14 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143
Alcohol, Innovation, Lectures & Conferences, Tech, University
Science by the Pint is a free science café in which we invite a Boston-area research lab out to a pub or brewery to chat science over a cold one. The events are geared toward a general audience – all are welcome and no experience is necessary!
This week's event is:
The resistance movement: What antibiotic resistance means for modern medicine
Dr. William Hanage
Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
Thursday, December 7th, 6:30-8:30pm at Aeronaut Brewery (14 Tyler Street, Somerville, MA, 02143)
Dr. Hanage is interested in how bacteria evolve, and the ways in which we can use modern methods in genomics and computing to track their spread and adaptation. These adaptations have led to increasing rates of drug resistance, which some have described in apocalyptic terms. Are we headed back to the pre-antibiotic era? How do bacteria manage to shrug off our best efforts to control them? And what new therapies might be on the horizon?