About this day
For A-level and IB students
Our ever popular Biology in Action programme returns in spectacular style in spring 2019! 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.
“I don’t remember a better student conference – we thought every speaker was excellent – just the right level, all animated, engaging and well prepared..”
Programme & speakers
Who wants to live forever? Andrew Steele, Cancer Research UK
A single change to the DNA of a nematode worm can double its lifespan, mice fed less than normal can live 50% longer and some creatures never seem to age at all. Could ageing therefore be flexible and perhaps treatable?
About Andrew Steele
Andrew is a physicist turned biologist, winner of FameLab UK 2012, blogger with the Guardian and The Conversation and presenter of the Lab, Camera, Action! series on YouTube.
The 100,000 genomes project and beyond Vivienne Parry, Genomics England
Vivienne discusses the science behind the 100,000 genomes project (the largest national sequencing project in the world) and the implications for unravelling the underlying genetic causes of disease.
About Vivienne Parry
Vivienne Parry is a scientist, journalist, broadcaster and Head of Engagement for Genomics England.
Sound science or fake news? Insights from the world of biomedical publishing Sabina Alam, Taylor and Francis
In an era of “fake news” we all need to understand how science works. Discover the role that scientific editors and publishers play in ensuring the integrity of what gets published, and what they do when things go wrong…
About Sabina Alam
Sabina Alam isAssociate Editorial Director of Medicine and Health Journals at Taylor and Francis. She is a member of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME).
The biology of cancer Clare Isacke, Institute of Cancer Research
How do you get cancer? Can you prevent or cure cancer? Clare will discuss how the revolution in molecular biology has helped devise better prevention strategies and new treatments, and will address the economic challenges we face in modern medicine.
About Clare Isacke
Clare is Professor of Molecular Cell Biology, Deputy Director and Academic Dean at The Institute of Cancer Research.
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 Foot is a Science Journalist on BBC Radio 4 (’The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread?’), a successful Podcaster (’Surprisingly Brilliant’) & YouTuber (‘BBC Earth’, ‘Let’s Go Live’ etc) & live show presenter around the world.