The art of stealth: a virus in my liver

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An interactive talk with Dr Zania Stamataki, as part of the 2013 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.

Event details

The liver is a vital organ that works like a chemical factory every day to keep you alive. But what exactly does it do and how do viruses exploit it to hide from the immune system?  With help from volunteers, Dr Zania Stamataki will demonstrate some of over 500 essential tasks that the largest organ in your body performs.  How does the liver filter blood?  Can it heal itself?  How can a virus hide in plain sight?

Dr Zania Stamataki is a Royal Society Research Fellow based at the University of Birmingham.  Her research focuses on virology and the liver, particularly the Hepatitis C virus.  She sits on the editorial boards of journals for virology and hepatology and is a STEM ambassador to promote Science and Technology for children and young people.

Attending this event

This event is free to attend. No tickets are required. Doors open at 6pm and seats for each event will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

We have a limited number of spaces for wheelchair users and ten bookable seats for people with impaired mobility who are unable to queue. To book in advance, please contact the events team. Further information about accessibility is available.

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The art of stealth: a virus in my liver 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

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