About this day
For A-level and IB students
Our ever popular Biology in Action programme returns in spectacular style in 2018/19! Five interactive and engaging sessions delivered by renowned scientists and communicators will inspire and motivate your students. A special session with hints and tips for revision and examination success will provide students with the tools to succeed. These are unmissable and tremendously popular programmes – secure places as soon as possible and amend numbers in September if needed.
“I don’t remember a better student conference – we thought every speaker was excellent – just the right level, all animated, engaging and well prepared..”
“We and the students had such a good experience yesterday I would like to go again next time and wanted to book it in with the school ASAP!!”
Programme & speakers
Rewriting Creation Nessa Carey, Imperial College London
For the 1st time in human history, gene editing has given scientists the ability to change easily and forever the DNA of any organism. How can we control this new technology (known as CRISPR) and should we even try?
About Nessa Carey
Nessa Carey works for a major pharmaceutical company, is a Visiting Professor at Imperial College and author of the popular science book “The Epigenetics Revolution”.
Everest lab - the science of high altitude survival Greg Foot, Science presenter and communicator
What happens to your body when you push it somewhere it’s not built to go – to the top of the world? With interactive experiments & stunning videos from his trek, join TV Science Presenter Greg Foot to find out.
About Greg Foot
Greg is a Science Presenter on TV, on YouTube and on Stage.
A microscopic journey into the unseen Marty Jopson, Science presenter
Take a journey from everyday life down into the realm of microscopic wonders with Marty Jopson. This is a rare chance to see live microscopy, with interactive demonstrations and samples harvested from the audience. You’ve been warned!
About Marty Jopson
Marty has a PhD in plant biology, is a science TV presenter, live show performer, writer, strange prop builder and all round Science Bloke.
From genome to clinic - tales from the oesophagus Tim Underwood, University of Southampton
Join Tim to discover how genomics is allowing early detection of oesophageal cancer, uncovering the biology behind this disease and enabling life-saving surgery and treatment to be targeted to the individual.
About Tim Underwood
Tim is a surgeon with a special interest in oesophageal cancer and minimally invasive surgical techniques.
A practical guide to being a primate Suzanne Harvey, ZSL London Zoo and UCL
Discover a day in the life of an olive baboon and a chimpanzee living in Gashaka Gumti National Park in Nigeria, based on new research into primate tool use and communication from the Gashaka Biodiversity Project.
About Suzanne Harvey
Suzanne is a primatologist with a PhD in Biological Anthropology, whose research focuses on primate communication and social behaviour.