Oxford May Music: Our friendly bacteria

Oxford May Music: Our friendly bacteria


Prof. Liz Sockett on how tiny predatory bacteria help our lives

Bacteria are so small that 350 would fit in a line across the full-stop at the end of this sentence. Despite their size, many bacteria carry out beneficial or co-operative social interactions, with only a few being pathogenic murderers! Without bacteria, in the broadest sense, there would be no life on earth. My work concerns predatory bacteria; these invade and kill pathogens naturally, like living antibiotics. Studying their bacterial lives teaches humans how to combat drug-resistant infections. It also displays the beauty and complexity of the microscale architectures, and behaviours of a hidden world of tiny cells, that support us humans.

Duration: 1 hour with no interval

Book Tickets

  • Thu 30 Apr 5:30 PM £3.00

Book Tickets

  • Thu 30 April 5:30 PM

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No Dress Code - please note no babies are admitted for this event.

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