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Hands-On Microbiology

What can't be seen matters!

Micro-organisms are vital for everyday life, from the production of food to the generation of oxygen.

In this project, you will examine the unseen micro-organisms living in and on your body. You will get to grow and identify some of the bacteria that live in your mouth and on your skin through a range of microbiological techniques, and to participate in an investigative journey to detect the culprit that contaminates food.

Included will be a tour of the department where you can meet scientists exploring the different aspects of microbiology, including finding out what makes bacteria and viruses tick as well as how we fight off infection by micro-organisms.

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