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Big whoop! Diseases and drugs

Past event - 2019
22 May Doors open 7:00 pm Starts 7:30 pm Ends 9:30 pm
St Regis Bar and Grill, 608 Dunsmuir Street,
V6B 1Y6
Diseases have plagued society for thousand of years. But how do they spread? How do we treat them? Join us for an infectious evening of pathogens, viruses and friends!

Vicious Viruses and Badass Bacteria, Modern Day Microbial Pathogens

Jesse Crowe (Science Communicator (The Travelling Scientist))
@jctravelscience / Instagram : travellingscience
Microbes. They are everywhere and we can’t even see them. Most of them are harmless or even helpful, but some of them can be deadly! In this talk I will discuss some of the most bizarre pathogens that we know about, how they give us diseases, and what we are doing to fight back against these evil little creatures!

Whooping Cough: Isn’t it solved?

Rachel Fernandez (Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, Life Sciences Institute, University of British Columbia)
My lab studies Bordetella pertussis, the pathogenic bacterium that causes whooping cough. Current vaccines against B. pertussis save lives but they are less effective at preventing transmission of the pathogen from one person to another. As we enjoy a pint together, I will tell you about our efforts to understand how the bacterial cell surface is made and how we can use this information to develop a next generation of vaccines to tackle transmission. Is whooping cough solved? Not yet

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