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Tuberculosis: from Victorian fashion to citizen science

This public event comprised three talks, each about 15-25 minutes long. Videos of each talk can be found on YouTube, links below.

  • Carolyn Day talked about how in the first half of the 19th century that was “a tubercular moment in which cultural ideas about beauty increasingly intertwined with the disease process of tuberculosis to allow for the ravages of the illness to be presented in an aesthetically pleasing light.”.  Link to Video
  • Tim Walker talked about the current tuberculosis pandemic. Link to Video
  • Philip Fowler talked about how the efforts of the BashTheBug volunteers were helping to classify a large number of TB strains that are being collected from around the world. Link to Video




By Philip Fowler

Philip W Fowler is a computational biophysicist studying antimicrobial resistance working at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

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