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Annual showcase to include free public talks, lab tours, panel discussions and film screening

Promising drug candidates arising from cross-country collaboration are now premise of patent application

Birkbeck/UCL-led research has revealed the flexible, coiled structure used by bacteria to anchor onto the lining of the urinary tract, which allows them to thrive and cause infections.