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The human microbiome is an essential component of health and disease.

Throughout our lives we rely on this ecosystem within us to protect us from infection, to provide nutrients, and to maintain equilibrium in some organs. In order to study these microbes, we can use DNA sequencing approaches to classify the species present or to identify metabolic pathways.

The applications of microbiome research are widely touted: for personalised medicine, "microbiome hacking", forensics, etc. However, as with any fast-growing field there are pitfalls that can impact future research as well as its commercial and clinical applications.

Join us for this Amazing Ada talk by Susannah Salter from the University of Cambridge.

Just one in a series of talks we are putting on to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day (8th October) and women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).

11th October 1pm - 2pm, £3 per person

Purchase online or pay in cash at the Museum Welcome Desk

Low cost ticket price as all Amazing Ada speakers are Amazing Volunteers!

If you have any questions please contact us:


Tel: 01462 474554

North Hertfordshire Museum

Brand Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1JE

01462 474554


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Tue – Sat, 10.30am – 4.30pm. Sun 11am - 3pm. Closed Mondays, Christmas and Boxing Day, New Year's Day.

Currently open for guided tours only from 4th July 2020

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