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.
“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
The diet myth Tim Spector, King's College London
Join Professor Tim Spector for a tour of our guts, the microbes that keep us healthy and to bust some myths about dieting.
About Tim Spector
Tim Spector is a Professor of Genetic Epidemiology and Director of the TwinsUK Registry at Kings College, London.
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.
Regenerating the injured spinal cord: from animal models to human behaviour Elizabeth Bradbury, King's College London
Liz will describe her incredible research using a new gene therapy approach for treating spinal cord injuries. This technique can enable nerve regeneration and lead to recovery of function in paralysed limbs.
About Elizabeth Bradbury
Elizabeth Bradbury is Professor of Regenerative Medicine & Neuroplasticity at King’s College London. Her research focuses on strategies to repair the spinal cord after injury.
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.
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.
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.