‘Friends in Low Places’ is an exhibit funded by a science communication award from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and led by Professor Parveen Yaqoob. It was part of the Great British Bioscience Festival showcasing the best of British bioscience in the BBSRC’s 20th anniversary year.
Our exhibit is about the trillions of bacteria that live in our guts in an adaptable community that responds to dietary and environmental influences. They help us to digest our food, absorb nutrients and interact with our immune system to keep us healthy. Live bacteria are also present in fermented foods and probiotic products and, if they survive the acidity of the stomach, can act as friends to our resident bacteria.
We took our exhibit to a number of local events- see the blog for details of where we have been.
On 14-16 November, our exhibit headed to Museum Gardens, Bethnal Green, London to be showcased at BBSRC’s Great British Bioscience Festival. The festival, delivered in partnership with London Science Festival was open to the general public, free to attend.
Professor Jackie Hunter, BBSRC Chief Executive says “The Great British Bioscience Festival will be a unique chance for BBSRC and our scientists to bring awe-inspiring bioscience research to East London. A variety of entertaining and engaging exhibitions will be on offer, highlighting the best of BBSRC sponsored world-leading bioscience. “ Find out how it all went by looking at the blog.
For more information about the Great British Bioscience Festival visit: www.bbsrc.ac.uk/gbbioscifest.
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