Date & time

Fri, 8 Nov 2019
10:45 - 15:45


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

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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.

Emily Grossman

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.

Liam Drew

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.

Tim Underwood

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

How will we feed the 10 billion people potentially crowding our planet by 2050? Fresh from filming a new BBC TV series exploring exactly this, join Greg to discover drought-resistant rice, block-chain orange juice and lab-grown burgers.
Greg Foot

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.

Darren Logan

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.