Families and guts

So I have learned a lot from running four family Art of the Gut workshops with Quadram scientists at a small local library. One thing being that when inviting poeople to join the group, the words gut and bacteria are surprisingly not attractive to everyone!

Our discussions have been wide ranging, from horizontal gene transfer in bacteria (I still need to study the consequences of this), to how far away phage therapy is from regular use in the UK, despite the fact that phages are the natural devourers of bacteria but don't harm us, so they are a possible solution to the major problem of antibiotic resistance.

I have developed some visual techniques to explore these issues, some involving packaging and cocktail sticks which were very satisfying.