About this day
For A-level and IB students
Biology in Action returns to London in spectacular style in autumn 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
How to build a human: stem cells and regenerative medicine Emily Grossman, Broadcaster
Emily investigates recent advances in the fields of stem cells, cloning and regenerative medicine, from Dolly the sheep to 3-D printed livers, and discusses how stem cells are now being used to re-grow human body parts.
About Emily Grossman
Emily teaches maths and science and explains science stuff on a range of TV and radio programmes including the panel game-show Duck Quacks Don’t Echo (hosted by Lee Mack).
Appreciating our mammalian-ness Liam Drew, Neurobiologist and author
Our species is utterly unique. But we’re also very much like every other mammal on this planet. Liam will describe the evolution of the things that made mammals mammals and show how these traits help make us human.
About Liam Drew
Liam Drew is a neurobiologist turned science author and features journalist. He writes stories about biomedical research and evolutionary biology. I, Mammal: The Story of What Makes Us Mammals (Bloomsbury) is his first book.
From genome to surgeon's table - 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.
The future of food Greg Foot, Science presenter and communicator
About Greg Foot
Greg Foot is a Presenter and Producer of TV & radio science programs for the BBC, a successful YouTuber & podcaster, an experienced event & awards host, a public engagement trainer, and Creative Director of Science Media Studio.
Do you smell what I smell? The genetics of our chemical senses Darren Logan, Head of Research, WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition
Join Darren on a whirlwind tour of our senses of smell and taste. He will explain how the genes that underpin the chemical senses provide a personalised perception of the world, how they keep us alive and predict our demise.
About Darren Logan
Darren is a geneticist who leads a research programme for Mars Petcare and is a visiting scientist at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.