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Great Minds

10 August 2007

One of the UK's leading food safety experts will deliver the first public talk in the Welsh School of Pharmacy’s Great Minds Summer Seminar Series.

Leading microbiologist Emeritus Professor Hugh Pennington will discuss 'Man's historic battle with infection: new challenges for science and medicine' (August 15).

Professor Pennington, University of Aberdeen, is best known for his work on E.coli and the BSE crisis. His research has focused on the development of new and improved typing methods for bacteria, including the organisms that cause meningitis, streptococci (the flesh-eating bug) and E.coli.

Professor Pennington often provides expert comment in the media and most recently commented on the foot-and-mouth outbreak, along with experts from Cardiff University’s Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS).

Hosted by the Welsh School of Pharmacy’s Postgraduate Society the Great Minds series continues with another topic making headlines, 'Science and the media' by Dr Claire Bithell from the Science Media Centre (August 22). The Science Media Centre already works closely with Cardiff University to promote the voices, stories and views of the scientific community to the national news media when science is in the headlines.

Later in August Professor Alison Gurney from Manchester University will discuss 'Potassium channels and the regulation of membrane potential in pulmonary artery smooth muscle' (August 29).

The lecture programme is aimed at postgraduate students in the health and life sciences, but is open to all and attendance is free. The seminars will start at 4pm in Room 2.60c in the Redwood Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3XF.