Extreme biology: can microbes clean up our nuclear waste?

Nuclear waste SSE

Café Scientifique with Professor Jonathan Lloyd, as part of the 2013 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.

Event details

As levels of nuclear waste continue to increase, could a humble microbe offer a solution to cleaning up radioactive environments?  Join geomicrobiologist Professor Jonathan Lloyd to find out about an organism that has an unusual appetite for Uranium.

Professor Jonathan Lloyd is a Royal Society Research Fellow at the University of Manchester.

Attending this event

Café Scientifique events aim to provide a forum for the debate of scientific ideas. Join scientists and other specialists to explore current issues in science over a drink. Audience participation is strongly encouraged. 

This event is free and open for all to attend. Seats are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

The Cafe is located down 9 steps and unfortunately not wheelchair accessible. We have a limited number of 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.

A podcast of the discussion will be available after the event. 

This event is part of a series of Café Scientifique events throughout the week at the Summer Science Exhibition. 

Enquiries: Contact the events team

Extreme biology: can microbes clean up our nuclear waste? 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

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