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Does travel make you ill?


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18:30 - 20:00


The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG



Café Scientifique with Professor Azra Ghani

Event details

Does taking the bus make you ill? Are your friends challenging your immune system? Discuss the importance of travel and social contact in the spreading of infectious diseases with Professor Azra Ghani, and find out how you can minimise your risk of getting sick, without becoming a hermit.

Professor Azra Ghani holds the Chair in Infectious Disease Epidemiology within the School of Public Health at Imperial College London. Her research uses mathematical models to understand the transmission of infectious diseases such as malaria, to inform intervention policies.

Attending this event

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

This event is free to attend, doors open at 6pm and admission is on a first come, first served basis. Food and drink will be available to purchase from 6pm until 7.30pm.

A podcast of the discussion is available using the button above 'listen to the audio.'

This event is part of a series of Café Scientifique events throughout the year, the next event How does your body know what time it is? will be held on 22 October.

Enquiries: Contact the events team.

Image courtesy of M Mcfarland



Does travel make you ill?

Café Scientifique with Professor Azra Ghani

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK
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