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Bugbusters teach students about the ‘bugs and the bees’

6th November 2007 – for immediate release

Have you ever wondered about the hidden world of microbes living in and around your home?

‘Work, Rest and Play with the Microbes’ is specialist lecture taking place on Wednesday 21st November 2007 at Aston University, from 1.00pm–3.00pm and is being offered to students aged 14-19.

Led by BBC Three’s Grime Scene Investigations star Dr Anthony Hilton (who is also a Senior Lecturer in Microbiology at the University) and Prof Peter Lambert (Professor of Microbiology also at Aston), the event has been organised as part of the University’s Gifted and Talented provision for the West Midlands Excellence Hub.

The two hour event will provide a fantastic opportunity for students to develop their knowledge of Microbiology and to pose questions to academic experts from Aston University’s School of Life & Health Sciences.

Prof Peter Lambert will discuss the problem of hospital acquired infections due to the ‘superbug’ MRSA and the greater threat of the new ‘superbug’, C.Difficile. Dr Anthony Hilton, will lead the second half of the session based around 'Grime Scene Investigation'. The popular TV programme involved each episode visiting homes across the UK to reveal the hidden world of microbes living in, on or around them.

The event is free of charge and is open to gifted and talented learners aged 14–19.

If you wish to book places on the event for your students please contact Angela Morris, on 0121 204 4787 or by email to excellencehub@aston.ac.uk by Friday 9th November. Please note that booking is essential.

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For further press information please contact Hannah Brookes on 0121 204 4549.

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