Join Aston University’s Professor Anthony Hilton and the Hobgoblin Theatre Company for a stage play with a difference. Antibiotics are now a common part of life, most people will have been prescribed a course by their GP. But what happens when people misuse them? When they are over prescribed? Or when they stop working?
With clever use of dramatic excerpts and a panel of experts led by Anthony Hilton, Professor of Microbiology and star of Grime Scene Investigators (BBC Three), this Meet the Experts play will answer these questions and many more common misconceptions about antibiotics.
Audience members will get the opportunity to vote on a range of scenarios and the chance to ask questions of our experts; who include a pharmacist, microbiologist, social scientist and clinician.
The Aston experts will also be offering you the chance to find out more about how bacteria travel, how it can make you ill and how antibiotics work on their ‘Infection Investigation’ Science Busking stand. Expect toilet seats, giant E.coli and lots of UV paint!
Funding for this AMR4AMR (Aston Multidisciplinary Research for Antimicrobial Resistance) research group event is via ‘Bridging the Gap’ funding* from the EPSRC (Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council) and Biomaster.
*Grant reference number EP/M02735X/1.
Performances take place at 1pm and 3pm.
The event is included in the Thinktank admission price.