Date & time

Wed, 16 Nov 2022
10:45 - 15:45


Emmanuel Centre, London
9 - 23 Marsham Street
London, SW1P 3DW

Ticket price

£22 + VAT @20%* *Plus one complimentary staff ticket per ten students

About this day

For A-level and IB students

Biology in Action returns this autumn! 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. This is an unmissable and tremendously popular day, and we look forward to welcoming you and your students this spring.

“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

Hacking the code of life Nessa Carey, Imperial College London

Gene editing has given scientists the ability to change easily and forever the DNA of any organism. How can we control CRISPR technology and should we even try?

Nessa Carey

About Nessa Carey

Nessa Carey is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at The University of Oxford, a Visiting Professor at Imperial College and author of 3 popular science books “The Epigenetics Revolution”; “Junk DNA: A Journey Through The Dark Matter Of The Genome”; “Hacking The Code of Life”.

Astrobiology – The Hunt for Alien Life Lewis Dartnell, University of Westminster

‘Astrobiology’ is the scientific search for life beyond our planet. Tour the planets and moons in our solar system which may offer the best hope, and further afield to alien worlds we’ve discovered around distant stars. Are we alone in the cosmos?

Lewis Dartnell

About Lewis Dartnell

Lewis is an astrobiologist studying how microbial life might persist on the surface of Mars. He appears regularly on the BBC, National Geographic and Discovery channels.

How to stop a heart attack Rohin Francis, Cardiologist

Find out why cardiology is the greatest specialty in medicine, why cardiologists have the best job in the hospital and how they’re also so modest and humble. A case-based insight into caring for the heart, with consultant cardiologist and YouTuber Rohin Francis.

Rohin Francis

About Rohin Francis

Rohin Francis is a consultant cardiologist and educator in Essex. He has a YouTube channel combining his love of medicine with bad puns.

Untangling Huntington’s disease Emma Yhnell, Cardiff University

Huntington’s disease is a rare brain disease which causes problems with movement and thinking. In this interactive talk Emma will run through what we know about the disease as well as current research which is looking to find a treatment to help people and families living with the condition.

Emma Yhnell

About Emma Yhnell

Dr Emma Yhnell is a passionate and award-winning science communicator and senior lecturer at Cardiff University. Emma loved Biology and Chemistry at school, so decided to study Biochemistry at University. She then wanted to study for a PhD in Neuroscience and worked in the laboratory and later with patients and families impacted by Huntington’s disease.