Subject

26

Date & time

Mon, 26 Nov 2018
10:00 - 15:00

Venue

University of Warwick
Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL

Ticket price

£21 + VAT* *Plus one complimentary staff ticket per ten students

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

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.

Greg Foot

About Greg Foot

Greg is a Science Presenter on TV, on YouTube and on Stage.

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!

Marty Jopson

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.

A practical guide to being a primate Suzanne Harvey, ZSL London Zoo and UCL

Discover a day in the life of an olive baboon and a chimpanzee living in Gashaka Gumti National Park in Nigeria, based on new research into primate tool use and communication from the Gashaka Biodiversity Project.

Suzanne Harvey

About Suzanne Harvey

Suzanne is a primatologist with a PhD in Biological Anthropology, whose research focuses on primate communication and social behaviour. 

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.

Tim Underwood

About Tim Underwood

Tim is a surgeon with a special interest in oesophageal cancer and minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Are anti-GMO activists the climate deniers of the Left? Mark Lynas, Author and science campaigner

While climate deniers are mostly right-wingers, campaigners against vaccines and GMOs are often left-wingers. What motivates these attitudes? Mark, a former anti-GMO activist, explains his personal story and suggests ways pro-science voices can be strengthened in future.

Mark Lynas

About Mark Lynas

Mark Lynas, a former anti-GMO activist, is a pro-science campaigner and author of several books, including High Tide (2004), Six Degrees (2007) and the God Species (2011).