Future Talks


The Gut Microbiota in Health and Disease:
Living together - our gut and its microbes
Katie Guzzetta, PhD Candidate at APC Microbiome Ireland, University College Cork 

27th September 2021. 7.30pm by Zoom      NOTE NEW DATE

Trillions of microorganisms live on your skin and inside your body, with the majority residing in your gut. These microbes play crucial roles in supporting your body's functions, from digesting food to educating your immune system. Increasingly, distinct gut microbial populations have been linked to disorders from depression to autism and Alzheimer's Disease. Researchers now question whether changes in the gut microbiota underlie and contribute to various disease states. This talk will highlight current perceptions and research in this field, and discuss the impact on human health and potential microbiota-based treatments for diseases, with an emphasis on brain health.

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Future Rail Power Options
David Shirres, Retired Network Rail engineer and Editor of Rail Engineer magazine

18th October 2021. 7.30pm by Zoom

The presentation will consider how rail can support UK decarbonisation context and the challenges of weaning transport off petroleum. It will consider the required mix of electrification, hydrogen and battery trains as well as traction technologies required during the transition to net zero. In doing so it will consider the advantages and disadvantages of each type of traction.

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A Talk on Fraud

Prof Mark Button, Director of the Centre for Counter Fraud Studies, Portsmouth University

15th November 2021. 7.30pm by Zoom

Further information to follow