Cafe Scientifique

‘All eyes on inflammation in age-related macular degeneration’ – Professor Jessica Teeling, University of Southampton

Event date: Tuesday 5th September

Ever wondered why so many of us lose our vision when we get old, as a result of age-related macular degeneration? Is it our genes or our environment, or both? Do you want to find out how we can use research to tackle this most common form of blindness in elderly?   In this interactive Cafe Scientifique, Professor Jessica Teeling will take you on a journey into the eye, sometimes referred to as the ‘window of the brain’ and discuss the role of our immune system driving the tissue damage to the ageing retina, which ultimately leads to losing our sight.

Location: Cafe Boscanova on Boscombe High Street  (650 Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth, BH1 4BP).

BU’s Fusion Inaugural Lecture Series:

Aquatic invaders: the truth is out there…

Event Date: Tuesday 19th September

Professor Robert Britton, Bournemouth University.

Visitor Centre, Brownsea Island

Free event with refreshments provided.

Ferry departing from Sandbanks at 6.20pm

Booking in advance is essential.

Professor Robert Britton is a fish ecologist with interests across invasion, freshwater and coastal ecology, and parasitology. His current research topics cover the effects of global changes such as climate change, habitat disturbance and introductions of non-native species on the ecology and management of freshwater resources.

About Bournemouth University’s Fusion Lecture Series

Bournemouth University’s Fusion Inaugural Lecture series 2017/18 aims to celebrate new professorial appointments and the depth and breadth of research produced by the university.

Fusion is Bournemouth University’s powerful fusion of research, education and professional practice and is a core concept in the University’s BU2018 strategy.


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