Subject

11

Date & time

Fri, 11 Nov 2016
11:00 - 16:00

Venue

Manchester Central
Windmill Street
Manchester , M2 3GX

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About this day

Discover the future…

Five experts will guide students through the most exciting research and future prospects in biology, reinforcing key concepts and providing a taste of life as a scientist. From epigenetics to surgery, microbes to Everest and beyond, this is a day of true inspiration, complemented by a special session on examination success.

Programme & speakers

From genome to clinic- journeys through the oesophagus Tim Underwood, University of Southampton

Tim will illustrate how early detection of oesophageal cancer is enabled by genome sequencing, and how large-scale sequencing of patients is uncovering the biology behind this disease, enabling life-saving surgery and treatment to be targeted to the individual.

Tim Underwood

About Tim Underwood

Tim is a surgeon with a special interest in oesophageal cancer and minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Catching the living, naming the dead: DNA in forensic science Mark Jobling, University of Leicester

The DNA sequence of your genome is unique. If you commit a crime, or become a victim of violence or disaster, DNA analysis will play a major role in identifying you. Mark will explain the science behind the CSI fantasies.

Mark Jobling

About Mark Jobling

Mark Jobling’s research is in the area of human genetic diversity and the forces that pattern it, from mutation processes to cultural factors in human populations.

Exploring the wonders of the deep Helen Scales, Marine biologist, writer and broadcaster

Helen will unveil the wonders of the deep, offer a glimpse into the life of a marine biologist and explain why there has never been a more important time for us to protect the blue parts of our planet.

Helen Scales

About Helen Scales

Helen is a marine biologist, writer and broadcaster whose work combines a diver’s devotion to exploring the oceans, a conservationist’s angst about the planet, and a storyteller’s obsession with words.

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.

Greg Foot

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.

Athletes; born or made? Biology in Action

Genetic testing of athletes is already available to some extent, and is likely to become a powerful tool to improve sport performance in the near future. Regardless of the progress of this research, success in highly competitive sports will always be achieved by athletes who can combine favourable genetics with enormous amounts of hard work.

Biology in Action

About Biology in Action

Discover the future…

Five experts will guide students through the most exciting research and future prospects in biology, reinforcing key concepts and providing a taste of life as a scientist. From epigenetics to surgery, microbes to Everest and beyond, this is a day of true inspiration, complemented by a special session on examination success.