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Café Scientifique

Join us for an evening discussion event in Bradford. Everyone’s welcome to help us explore the latest ideas in science and technology.

Next event

The next event will take place on Thursday 22 February 2024 from 18.30 at BrewDog Bradford.

Wild fire or slow burn? Inflammation, heart disease and beyond

Professor Tim Palmer

Our bodies' remarkable ability to heal themselves after injury is essential for survival. To work, it requires an initial inflammatory response which involves tightly controlled communication between different cell systems in the body. But what happens when that communication starts to break down?  And what social, environmental and lifestyle factors cause this to happen? This talk will outline how factors that promote long-lasting inflammation can lead to diseases that represent the leading causes of disability and mortality worldwide, including cardiovascular disease and neurodegeneration.

Tim is a Professor of Cardiovascular Biology and Head of the Biomedical Institute for Multimorbidity at Hull York Medical School. His research aims to determine how chronic inflammation drives coronary heart disease in order to identify targets for new therapies to improve patient outcomes.

What you need to know

  • This event is free, but booking is required
  • Donations are welcome! You can donate online 
  • Café Scientifique is suitable for all ages and abilities, but some events may have adult themes or content

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What is Café Scientifique?

Café Scientifique is a friendly and collaborative exploration of the latest breakthroughs in science. You’ll hear about, discuss and debate some of the most recent advances and discoveries in science and healthcare, and their importance to society.

Each event has a theme—they’ve included everything from the latest in physics to the science of music, from nanotechnology to biology.

Café Scientifique is a great way to meet new people and exercise your mind. Discuss the discoveries you’ve seen in the headlines, or learn something completely new.

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