Drop-in event (part of a larger event hosted by Newcastle University)
17. What will the format of your event be?:
18. Please give any details about the format of your event you feel are relevant.:
Interactive activities will include: Plaque-disclosing tablets (make plaque bacteria on your teeth show up as coloured) Visualising volunteers bacteria (plaque will be removed from volunteers teeth and viewed under a microscope). Visualising volunteers cells (cheek cells will be removed with a swab and viewed under a microscope) A giant interactive game/display to highlight the interactions between bacteria and your body in the mouth Displays wil include: posters and videos related to oral immunology/microbiology, giant microbes to show the different types of bacteria and human cells (http://www.giantmicrobes.com/uk/) We hope to have some freebies to give away: this will include giant microbes and toothpaste/brushes.
Drop-in zone at Newcastle University
20. Venue requirements:
Electricity, general stand facilities (tables, poster display boards etc)
13. Description of the core message of your event and key topics to be covered (c.100 words):
The core message is 'Brushing your teeth helps get rid of bugs. Our body can also defend us against bugs; but sometimes this defence system can harm us.' The key topics are: The mouth and good oral hygiene Plaque and bacteria Cells of the immune system Positive and negative interactions between bacteria and our bodies Microscopy
14. Does the event have particular local relevance?:
15. If so, please indicate what this is:
Rachel and the other demonstrators are graduate students at Newcastle University affiliated to the Faculty of Medical Sciences. Between them the demonstrators are members of the Institute of Cellular Medicine, the Institute of Cellular and Molecular Biosciences and the Centre for Oral Health Research. Most of the demonstrators are studying in the Dental School's Cellular and Molecular Biosciences lab where researchers are trying to investigate new ways of dispersing plaque and why excessive activation of the immune system can damage the mouth, which are the scientific topics underlying this event.
I am the event manager:
I am the event manager
24. Do you have any other comments you would like to make or information you would like to include?:
We want this event to be free for families to attend. The demonstrators that will help run this event are from different research specialities. They have come together to collaborate on this event which encompasses some of each of their interests.
2. Event Manager First Name:
9. Event Manager Email address:
10. Which of the following areas of science does your event best fit into?:
Medical Sciences 
3. Event Manager Surname:
11. Do you have a preferred day for your event to take place on?:
Saturday 7 September 2013
Sunday 8 September 2013