17:00 – 22:00
LJMU John Lennon Building
Liverpool University’s Arts-Lab and Liverpool School of Art and Design’s MA Art in Science programme presents the superheroes ‘Shark Girl’ and ‘Komodo Dragon’ versus the evil ‘Superbugs’ in the Antimicrobial Avengers!
Arts-Lab is a collection of researchers who are interested in sharing scientific knowledge through art, and The Art in Science programme provides exciting opportunities for artists and scientists to collaborate and explore the boundaries of art and science. As a collaborative team, they invite you to explore antimicrobial resistance through comics and superheroes.
Did you know that a shark’s skin can prevent bacteria from sticking to it? Or that the blood of a Komodo dragon is a natural antimicrobial compound? The joint artist in residence has been working with researchers and school students across Liverpool to create comics focused on current antimicrobial research and the fight against bacterial and viral superbugs.
You’ll meet the Antimicrobial Avengers, and there will be hands-on activities to allow you to help the team draw and create the endings to three comics featuring Shark Girl and Komodo Dragon. You can also touch and feel sculptures of animals such as geckos that have antimicrobial skins just like sharks!