There are a number of excellent science and environmental events in Portsmouth next week!
Cafe Scientifique Portsmouth explores Lycopene, a red pigment from tomatoes and its role in cancer, with Dr Mridula Chopra.
Cancer remains a challenge to prevent and treat. Cancer preventive agents from natural source are of interest as they pose minimal adverse effects. Several dietary components have been highlighted in this respect. Population based studies have shown that individuals consuming lycopene (pigment that gives red colour to tomatoes) containing foods show lower incidence of cancer.
Dr Chopra, from the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Portsmouth, will talk about the mechanisms through which lycopene can inhibit the cancer related processes and relate this to the amount of lycopene that needs to be consumed and factors that can improve its bio-availability. She would also highlight other cancer preventive dietary components.
Date: Tuesday 24 May 2016 Time: 8-10pm Venue: Le Cafe Parisien (023 9283 1234) Free admission as usual and all are welcome!
Portsmouth's first Pint of Science events are happening 23-25 May in three pubs in Portsmouth, you will find a variety of science topics covered. More details here https://pintofscience.co.uk/city/portsmouth
Portsmouth Green Film Festival is also happening next week 25-26 May with screenings in Eldon Building and you can see the full programme here http://www.portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk/green-film-festival-2016/
Please take part and find out more about interesting science topics!