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Biology in Action Trip

Biology in Action Trip

Last week, Sue and the Biologists attended the Biology in Action event in Manchester. They heard from guest speakers who are experts in their field. The talks were:

‘Saving the Northern white Rhino, Is it worth it?’ by Helen Pilcher, Author and Science Communicator.

‘Health Meets Tech – The Future of Medicine’ by Videha Sharma, Clinical Innovation Lead, Pankhurst Institute, University of Manchester.

‘Transforming Trauma’ In the last 15 years the number of people dying from major trauma has halved. James explained how understanding blood clotting has driven the improvement by James Piercy, Science Communicator.

‘Pathogens, Plagues and Prehistory’ by Pooja Swali, PhD student at The Francis Crick Institute & Science Communicator.

The students had a great day and were inspired by the career journeys of some very different Biologists!

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