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Lets talk about poo!

5:00pm-5:45pm on Friday 26 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 27th March. For events on or after 28th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

Our large intestines are home to many different types of bacteria and this group of beasties is completely unique to each individual. The friendly bacteria are the health-workers of the gut and are vital to keeping us fit and well. However, in some cases, the more troublesome gut bacteria can cause detrimental effects to our health and contribute to disease development. This leads to changes in the type of bacteria in our gut and results in raised inflammatory proteins which can be detected in a poo sample.  Hence why poo scientists are so important – they investigate what microbes are there and help to understand what they are doing.

Professor Stephen Baker will take you on a virtual examination of poop, explaining how poopy microorganisms are vital for our health and how they contribute to the extraordinary diversty of organisms that are present in our bodies.

@CamInfectDis; @Baker_Lab_Cam; @Cambridge_Fest

Booking/Registration is: REQUIRED

This interactive online event is hosted by Cambridge Infectious Diseases Interdisciplinary Research Centre. For more information about our work, check out our website:

Additional Information

Age: All Ages
Timing: Available on Demand, Live Stream
Theme: Health

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