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Kulmbach City Talks (Kulmbacher Stadtgespräche)

City Talks go Kulmbach: The successful format of the (Bayreuth) City Talks are now also held at the location of our newest faculty. Speakers provide insights into exciting and current topics. The talks are open to all interested parties without registration  – admission is free.

The University of Bayreuth would like to strengthen the connection between the city and the university or the Faculty of Life Sciences: Food, Nutrition and Health. Therefore, the series of events is aimed at all citizens of Kulmbach and the surrounding area. You can look forward to informative and exciting lectures and discussions!

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27th September 2022, 7 p.m: "Good fats, bad fats – the influence of dietary lipids on our health"

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Speaker: Prof. Dr. Janin Henkel-Oberländer, Professor for Nutritional Biochemistry, University of Bayreuth

Location: Sparkasse Kulmbach
Fritz-Hornschuch-Straße 10, 95326 Kulmbach

More and more people are overweight and thus have an increased risk of suffering from cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis and metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes. But what actually happens to our food in the body and how does our diet influence our health? These biochemical and physiological processes will be explained in an understandable way in the lecture. One focus is the consumption of dietary lipids - i.e. saturated and unsaturated fatty acids as well as cholesterol - and their influence on our liver health. The lecturer will also present other research foci of her chair.

Past highlights

4th July 2022, 7 p.m: "Why don't we eat insects? About law, reason, an demotion when eating".

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Speaker: Prof. Dr. Kai Purnhagen,Professor for Food Law, University of Bayreuth

Location: Sparkasse Kulmbach
Fritz-Hornschuch-Straße 10, 95326 Kulmbach

We want to eat sustainably without knowing what sustainability actually is. We also don't want to pay a lot to eat more sustainably. And we want to have a wide variety of food available around the clock. To ensure all this, the United Nations assumes that we need to drastically change the way we live and produce. Food innovation is one way to help us do this. But we find it difficult to accept "novel food" made from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or insects. This is also reflected in the law, which sets particularly high hurdles for such innovations. Find out why this is so and whether it makes sense in this city talk, the first time in Kulmbach.