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.
“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
Your microbiome and you Sheena Cruickshank, University of Manchester
Join Sheena to discover the microbiome, 38 trillion bacteria and other organisms co-habiting our body, and discover if we can change our microbiome (with sometimes extreme measures) to help fight diseases and conditions including obesity.
About Sheena Cruickshank
Sheena Cruickshank is an immunologist and Professor in Biomedical Sciences and Public Engagement at the University of Manchester. She researches how immune responses of the gut are started as a result of infection and/or inflammation.
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 hosts multiple BBC series on TV & Radio, has over 25 million views on YouTube, and performs spectacular science demo shows on stages around the world.
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 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.