Subject

6

Date & time

Fri, 6 Dec 2024
10:45 - 15:45

Venue

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!

Host: Greg Foot (Science Journalist, Presenter and Podcaster)

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

Everest Lab 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? Join Greg Foot on a scientific adventure to the world’s highest pop-up lab at Everest Base Camp. With stunning videos from his trek, Greg will uncover how a group of scientists and medics braved the thin freezing air to perform cutting edge research.

Greg Foot

About Greg Foot

Greg is a Science Journalist who has been writing, hosting & producing science content for 15+ years across TV, Radio, YouTube, Podcast, & Stage. He currently writes & hosts his popular BBC 4 show and podcast Sliced Bread and is a regular on BBC Morning live.

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.

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 Professor 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.