PINT OF SCIENCE
Thursday 13th May 2021
Live and on-line from Bangkok!
On Thursday 13th May Pint of Science Thailand streamed live from Bangkok. Viewable on Facebook and YouTube we journeyed from bacterial infections to viruses, discovered how clinical trials work, and how scientific development is seen in the eyes of the law!
Missed the event? You can catch-up right here!
Dissecting the genetic basis of melioidosis infection
Dr Claire Chewapreecha (MORU)
How does human migration influence the development and spread of bacterial disease? And what makes those bacteria infecting humans different from those found in the soil? Find out how we use genetic information to map and understand how bacteria evolve and how we can turn this to our advantage.
Use of facemasks in Bangkok during the COVID-19 pandemic
Associate Professor Richard Maude (MORU)
Thailand leads the way in using facemasks, which may have helped reduce the number of cases. Find out about the science of facemasks for preventing COVID-19, and hear results from a large survey to measure usage of facemasks in and around Bangkok
"Smoky Season” The haze crisis in Chiang Mai: why now?
Dr Olivier Evrard (Institute of Research for Development, France)
Every year “smokey season’ makes the headlines. Is it truly getting worse? And why is a seasonal phenomenon became an ecological crisis generating social and political tensions over the last years? We will peer through the smog and see what this is truly about.
Science in the view of Patent Attorney
Peeyakorn Suparugbundit (Attorney-at-Law & Patent Agent,
Tilleke and Gibbins)
Science progresses in leaps and bounds, but how do researches and organisations protect their discoveries? Find out how science is seen in the eyes of the law, and what issues can arise.
If at first you do succeed, trial, trial again!
Associate Professor Yoel Lubell (MORU)
Randomized trials are critical to the evaluation of treatments, vaccines, and other interventions, but can be difficult and costly to implement. This talk will showcase two projects facilitating large scale trials, in contexts as different as the management of fever in rural Asia, and interventions to boost productivity in the ‘WFH’ environment.