Subject

23

Date & time

Thu, 23 Nov 2017
11:00 - 16:00

Venue

University of Salford
The Crescent
Salford, M5 4PD

Ticket price

£21 + VAT* *Plus one complimentary staff ticket per ten students

About this day

For A-level and IB students

Biology in Action returns in spectacular style in autumn 2017! 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

What's going on in his head? James Piercy, Science Communicator

James Piercy learnt a lot about his brain when it was damaged in an accident. Now well recovered he explores his grey matter and explains how much and how little we know about the workings of this amazing machine.

James Piercy

About James Piercy

James is a Science communicator, Trainer and Public Engagement Consultant, and Honorary Lecturer in science communication

The VIVIT experience ... Samuel Piri, Operating Theatre Live!

VIVIT is the world’s only semi-synthetic human cadaver, developed as a teaching tool to showcase real anatomy to students. Join VIVIT (and Sam!) for an experience like no other as we delve inside the body.

Samuel Piri

About Samuel Piri

Sam tours the UK working with schools delivering human anatomy/biology enrichment events tied to the national curriculum.

Do you smell what I smell? – the genetics of our chemical senses Darren Logan, Head of Research, WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition

Join Darren on a whirlwind tour of our senses of smell and taste. He will explain how the genes that underpin the chemical senses provide a personalised perception of the world, how they keep us alive and predict our demise.

Darren Logan

About Darren Logan

Darren is a geneticist who  leads a research programme for Mars Petcare and is a visiting scientist at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

Cracking the code - the genetics of superheroes Simon Watt, Ready, Steady, Science

The comic books are filled with mutants; heroes and villains whose special abilities are genetic in their origin. But what are real mutants like, and could we one day use genetics to make us superhuman?

Simon Watt

About Simon Watt

Simon is a biologist, writer, science communicator and TV presenter. He is perhaps best known as a presenter on the BAFTA winning documentary series Inside Nature’s Giants.

Epigenetics - why DNA is not your destiny Nessa Carey, Imperial College London

You are a complex mixture of the effects of your genes, your environment and also of randomness. Epigenetics explains how the environment and your genes communicate with each other, setting up patterns of gene expression that can change your future.

Nessa Carey

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”.

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