Our team had a great time this week at Pint of Science 2023, where we presented in the “Section on Infection” on some of our work surrounding Tuberculosis (TB) and the accuracy of medical diagnostic tests. The talk was very well-received with lots of interesting questions from the audience members. We’re looking forward to participating again next year, and seeing how our work has progressed by then!
Dr David Smith, a Clinical Research Fellow in our team who works on TB, described his talk as:
“Testing times: What does a test really mean? How do you get a test result? How do you know you are infected or infectious or recovered? Dr David Smith will use his Tuberculosis research to take you into a microscopic world of risk and chance that came to dominate our lives”
Despite being the last speaker of the evening, the audience enjoyed David’s interactive presentation and had lots of questions about the current and future accuracy of diagnostic tests, including those specifically for TB. Our team also won the Science Pub Quiz, and were presented with a TB microbe toy! We are looking forward to future public engagement opportunities and being able to share and discuss our research with anyone interested in learning more about infectious diseases, medical testing, vaccines, and more.