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College of Science

This event is part of the Swansea Science Cafe series


Professor Ken Meissner

From: May 31, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
To: None
Location: National Waterfront Museum, Oystermouth Road, Maritime Quarter, SA1 3RD, Swansea

In this talk Professor Meissner will discuss how monitoring blood glucose and maintaining normal levels is a key to minimising the health impact of diabetes. He will look at a number of monitoring methods and present a novel concept for non-invasively monitoring blood glucose using red blood cells. While at an early stage of research, this method could offer diabetics the ability to continuously monitor their blood glucose by simply putting a light source/detector on their arm.

About Science Cafe Wales

Each month, a leading expert in their field will give a brief introductory talk followed by a friendly informal chat. You can sit back, relax with a drink and listen or get involved in the discussion and debate. The Science Café organisers are committed to promoting public engagement with science and to making science accountable.

Science Café Wales are held in casual settings in Cardiff, Swansea and Bangor. They are informal and accessible and entrance is entirely free. They usually start with a short talk from the speaker, usually a scientist or writer, followed by a quick break and then an hour or so of discussion afterwards.

Previous topics have included dark matter, the common cold, Dr Who, the Big Bang and alternative therapies.

The first Cafes Scientifiques in the UK were held in Leeds in 1998. From there cafés gradually spread across the country.

Currently, some 40 or so cafés meet regularly to hear scientists or writers on science talk about their work and discuss it with diverse audiences.


Event created by: d.purchase