Lower Sixth Biology students had the opportunity to hear from some of the country’s leading scientific minds at the Biology in Action Interactive Lecture Series. The five sessions, which featured talks from professors, cardiologists and scientific journalists, gave students a unique insight into the number of careers and pathways available to biologists whilst dissecting some intriguing topics.
Nicole in the Lower Sixth said ‘I really enjoyed the lecture by Tim Spector, a professor at King’s College, who began by challenging conventional ‘diet myths’ with innovative research into chemical metabolites and communities of microbes (bacteria, fungi etc.) that are unique between each and every one of us. We also had the opportunity to ask questions about emerging modern nutrition which ranged from the colours of bread to milk alternatives and how they affect our microbes!
We were very appreciative for this opportunity which allowed us to see how the content we are learning in class can be applied to different areas of Biology and significantly broaden our horizons.’