The first Café Scientifique of 2015 will take place in The Jekyll and Hyde (upstairs Gin Parlour room), 28 Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, B4 6BJ. 

Join Dr Beryl Oppenheim, to learn about how she and her team are using new technologies to find out how hospital patients acquire germs and how to stop them.

It’s well known that patients acquire various bacteria and viruses in hospital and that in some cases this can go on to cause infections. What is usually not known is exactly how the patient acquired the germ.

Dr Oppenheim will talk about out how, as a result of a unique collaboration between University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Birmingham (UoB), the team are able to try out whole genome sequencing on a range of bacteria causing hospital acquired infections.

With hospital care currently making headlines this Café is set to be an extremely interesting and relevant debate.

Dr Beryl Oppenheim is a Consultant Microbiologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) and theme lead for the National Institute for Health Research Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (NIHR SRMRC)

The NIHR SRMRC is a national centre for trauma research based at QEHB, harnessing expertise from the Ministry of Defence, UoB and QEHB to improve care for all patients.

6.30pm for 7.00pm start. Finishes at 9.00pm

Cafe Scientifique
The Jekyll and Hyde (upstairs Gin Parlour room)
28 Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, B4 6BJ