A watercolour painting of microbes
Event, 2 days

Mysterious microbes: From soils and food to me and you

Led by Nicole Kennard    

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Tudor Square, Surrey Street, Sheffield S1 2LG
11am–3pm, Saturday 18—Sunday 19 September 2021

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The event

Learn about the transformative powers of some of the smallest living creatures on the Earth - microbes. Nicole Kennard, a researcher from our Animal and Plant Sciences Department, will show you how microbial populations and bugs make healthy soils to help plants grow. 

Nicola will guide you in experiments to compare the properties of different soils from around Sheffield. Local community food project, Social Pickle, will talk about how some microbes can be used to preserve foods, enhancing health benefits and flavour.

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Project led by

Nicole Kennard, Grantham Centre Scholar

The Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures

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Institute for Sustainable Food research

This project showcases research from the Institute for Sustainable Food - one of the University of Sheffield's four flagship research institutes.

The Flagship Institutes bring together the University's key strengths to tackle global issues, turning interdisciplinary and translational research into real-world solutions.

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