Don Whitley Scientific has some very talented customers, not least Leeds Biomedical Scientist, Helen Inns. Helen is usually to be found at the WASPLab, working with bacteria including MRSA and Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae. This month, instead of just looking for “Superbugs”, she’s making a song and dance about them – at the Edinburgh Fringe in a show called The Mould That Changed The World.
Helen is part of a chorus of healthcare professionals performing in the world premiere of a brand-new musical, called The Mould That Changed the World. The show is a fun educational production which tells the story of Fleming’s discovery of penicillin, the development of antibiotics, and the looming crisis of antimicrobial resistance which now threatens healthcare as we know it.
The Mould That Changed the World is receiving rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe, where it’s showing daily until 25th August.
After that, a free resource pack will be available, so primary schools can put on their own production and empower children to learn about and spread the message of antimicrobial stewardship.
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Find out more, or sign up for the schools production, at www.mouldthatchangedtheworld.com