“Beating Superbugs in the Food Chain” is the topic of Tuesday night’s Science Café at the Abingdon library

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The Northeastern Maryland Technology Council is hosting a “Science Café” at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Abingdon Public Library. Agricultural Research Services biologist Dr. David Donovan will discuss drug resistant bacteria during the talk titled “Beating Superbugs in the Food Chain.” For more information, visit: http://www.nmtcsciencecafe.org/events/nov2011h.

Science Cafés are a fun and free way for everyone, scientists or not, to learn about a specific science and technology topic that affects our everyday lives, from a local expert. Drop in for a coffee and stay for the discussion – all are welcome! The next Science Café will be Tuesday, November 8, 2011, at Abingdon Library Branch (2510 Tollgate Rd, Bel Air) from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The topic is “Beating Superbugs in the Food Chain.” Bacteria are becoming resistant to multiple drugs (e.g. MRSA) and are showing up more in our community, in humans and in animals. Learn more, get expert answers, and find out what you can do to reduce the risks. The presenter is Dr. David Donovan, research molecular biologist at Agricultural Research Services (ARS) in Beltsville, MD. Trained as a molecular geneticist, Dr. Donovan spent 15 years at the National Institutes of Health before joining ARS in 2002. His current research focuses on creating new enzyme-based antibiotics for use in livestock. RSVP’s welcome, please respond to: info@nmtcsciencecafe.org or NMTC office at 443-360-9134.