Date & time

Fri, 15 Nov 2024
10:45 - 15:45


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

Ticket price

£25.50 + VAT @20%* *Plus one complimentary staff ticket per ten students

About this day

For A-level, IB, BTEC Level 3 and T Level biology students

Join us for an exciting day of informative discussions, interactive sessions and inspirational stories at Biology in Action this autumn. From advancements in genetics to environmental challenges, our experienced speakers will shine a light on cutting-edge research and current issues from the world of biology.

The day will also include a special session on examination success designed to provide students with the tools that they need to excel. With polls and quizzes throughout the day and plenty of opportunities to ask the scientists questions, this is an unmissable day, and we look forward to welcoming you and your students. Book now for Biology in Action!

More speakers for this exciting event will be announced soon!


“Topics were close to the curriculum, current and widened student views on biological studies”

— Blackheath high school, Autumn 2023 —

Programme & speakers

Epigenetics - why DNA is not your destiny Nessa Carey, Entrepreneur-in-residence, University of Oxford

DNA is the basic script for who you are, but it doesn’t define you. Epigenetics explains how the environment and your genes communicate with each other, setting up patterns of gene expression that can mean the difference between a healthy old age or an early death from cancer, between mental well-being or drug addiction and much more.

Nessa Carey

About Dr 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 and Hacking The Code of Life.

Drawn to Discovery Hana Ayoob, Science Communicator & Illustrator

Drawing is a key part of biology, allowing us to map the human body, reconstruct extinct species and so much more. Discover the opportunities and challenges scientific illustration can present, and try some drawing yourself in this inspiring, interactive session.

Hana Ayoob

About Hana Ayoob

Hana Ayoob is a science communicator and illustrator, with a background in zoology. She’s passionate about bringing people together to explore the world around them through art and science.