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Biology: University Interactive Talk on Understanding & Tackling Cancer – What The Latest Research Tells Us With Dr Helen James From University of East Anglia
October 19 @ 14:15 - 15:00
In this Biology session, Dr Helen James, Associate Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at University of East Anglia, will run an interactive talk for students on Understanding & Tackling Cancer – What The Latest Research Tells Us.
This interactive talk will cover the key molecular and cellular biology of cancer. We will discuss how the latest research is changing our understanding of the disease and how our increased knowledge is suggesting ways in which cancer may be diagnosed earlier and hopefully treated more successfully.
Some of the changes to genes involved in cell proliferation (mitosis), cell death (apoptosis), and the spread of tumours around the body (metastasis) will be discussed.
The talk will conclude with a discussion around how this increased knowledge of the underlying biology has resulted in changes in the way that cancers are sometimes treated with targeted or rationally designed drugs and immunotherapies.
The session will develop thinking, skills and approaches to support students in their Biology studies and future aspirations.
Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Dr Helen James
Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.
As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other resources will be shared after the event, where available.
Suitable for: Year 12 & 13 students (and equivalent) studying, or with a possible interest in studying, Biology and related disciplines. Student groups and individual students and teachers are very welcome.
Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider the topic in advance and questions they have. Students can also think about questions about studying Biology at university level.
The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans (similar to Zoom) and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.
Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below: