These microorganisms are killing it!
We are exposed to a multitude of pathogens on a daily basis, some of them even living in our food. Wait, are you wondering whether you should eat that cookie you are holding in your hand? It could be contaminated… But don’t worry, we are here to help. Because at Pint of Science we also love to eat, we have invited top-notch scientists to tell you all about superbugs and mycotoxins: how they are fighting these little enemies, and how you can do too!
Antibiotic resistance: Do we have a chance to win an unbalanced warfare?
Post-Doctoral Researcher, Member of Welbio grantee team
The World Health Organization has catalogued antibiotic resistance as one of the top 10 threats to global health in 2019. That's right, this year is the year of superbugs! But fear not! In this talk, Adir Asmar will shade some light on the fight against these superbugs and how researchers are working hard to win the war against them. Cherry on the cake, she will share some tips on how we, too, can actively participate to fight by reducing antibiotic resistance.
Do mycotoxins have a human health impact?
Marthe De Boevre
Post-Doctoral Researcher – MYTOX-SOUTH Co-Coordinator
We are daily exposed to mycotoxins trough consumption of our favorite foods. But what are mycotoxins? What are the health implications of mycotoxins for our body? Is there a link with cancer or other common diseases? If you want to know more about these unknown substances, this talk will give a straightforward overview on mycotoxins and their impact you our health.