Thursday, 15 March 2018
17:00 - 18:00
University Of Bath
This interactive 40 minute show will examine how extremely tiny flies prepare for illness using what they can smell, hear and eat. Dr Nick Priest will explain the current state of understanding of how animals fight infection and show how flies break the rules. Audience members will be recruited to run an experiment to test whether natural perfumes help fight sexually transmitted infections (Note the test will be done on live fruit flies, not audience members).
Dr Nick Priest is a member of the Milner Centre for Evolution. His research lies at the interface of evolution, behavioural ecology, reproductive physiology and molecular genetics.
How are sexes maintained? Why do males of many species harm their mates? Why and how does aging occur? These questions are usually addressed by separate fields (Sex, Conflict & Aging), but Nick thinks of them as specific cases of the more general problem of how traits are expressed and how they evolve. They conduct empirical studies to understand how physiological responses to sexual behaviour in parents contribute to the rate of adaptation.
How much do the tickets cost?
The tickets are free of charge, but we do have an option for you to give a donation towards the organisation of the festival. The Bath Taps into Scinece Festival is run by the University of Bath, but is funded through sponsorship and donations, all money raised form your donations will suport the festival in 2019. You do not have to give a donation, it is completely optional.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No, but the talk is not suitable for young children.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking is avaible at the University of Bath, which is free after 5pm, otherwise there are pay and display spaces avaible. For more details see the University of Bath parking webpages.
Buses run regualrly to the University of Bath from the centre of Bath. All the details of how to get to the University are on the University travel infromation webpages
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Ideally you will bring a printed ticket or use the Eventbrite app so we can check you in. If you don't have either on the day don't worry we can check you in manually using your name.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you can update your information on the eventbrite page up unitl the event.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes that is not a problem.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can email us at bookings@bathtapsintoscience or call 01225 385418.
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