2009 Seminar Series

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Seminar 1 Cancer Seminar 2 Aneuploidy Seminar 3 Gene Expression Seminar 4 Climate Change
Seminar 5 Plant Growth Seminar 6  Insight Into Blindness Seminar 7  Human Evolution Seminar 8  Magnetic Sense

LENScience Senior Biology Seminar Series 2009

Welcome to the Liggins Education Network for Science Senior Biology Seminar Series 2009

  • The 2009 Seminar Series runs from Term 2 to Term 4 and consists of 8 seminars, run in three week blocks.  
  • Weeks 1 and 3 of each block are local workshops held in schools.  Week 2 of each block is the interactive seminar broadcast.
  • A live audience of students from central Auckland schools will gather at the Liggins Institute to join students from throughout New Zealand who will participate via an interactive satellite television broadcast. This broadcast can also be received through the KAREN network for schools connected to the National Education Network.
  • In some regional centres, students from multiple schools will gather in a central location. Please refer to the registration page to identify a centre near you.
Term / Week      Date                     Time                Event   Seminar Title Presenters Links to Level 3 Achievement Standards
Term 2 Week 1   Check with your school Pre-seminar 1 workshop in school



Biotechnology and Cancer: The impact of advances in biotechnology on understanding and treatment of breast cancer.

Prof. Peter Lobie,

Dr Jo Perry
Jacquie Bay                               

 

  • AS 90715 Describe the role of DNA is relation to gene expression
  • AS 90718 Describe applications of biotechnological techniques

                           

Term 2 Week 2

Thursday 7th May

3:45 - 5:00pm 

Seminar 1 

Term 2 Week 3 Check with your school Post-seminar 1 workshop in school
Term 2 Week 4 Check with your school Pre-seminar 2 workshop in school



Aneuploidy and Related Biotechnologies


Dr Richard Fisher,

Director, Fertility Associates

Dr Bert Stewart

Jenny Warrington

Jacquie Bay

  • AS 90714 Research a contemporary biological issue
  • AS 90715 Describe the role of DNA is relation to gene expression
  • AS 90718 Describe applications of biotechnological techniques
Term 2 Week 5

Thursday

28th May

3:45 - 5:00pm Seminar 2 
Term 2 Week 6 Check with your school  Post-seminar 2 workshop in school
 Term 2 Week 7 Check with your school Pre-seminar 3 workshop in school


Feast or Famine: Exploring the impact of environment on gene expression and evolution.

Dr Deborah Sloboda
Jacquie Bay

  • AS 90715 Describe the role of DNA is relation to gene expression
  • AS 90717 Describe processes and patterns of evolution

 

Term 2 Week 8

Thursday

18th June

3:45 - 5:00pm Seminar 3
Term 2 Week 9 Check with your school Post-seminar 3 workshop in school
Term 3 Week 1 Check with your school Pre-seminar 4 workshop in school


Ancient Secrets in the Seaweed:

Climate change and evolution 


Professor Hamish Spencer

Ceridwen Fraser

Jacquie Bay

  • AS 90716 Describe animal behaviour and plant responses in relation to environmental factors
  • AS 90717 Describe processes and patterns of evolution
Term 3 Week 2

Thursday

30th July

3:45 - 5:00pm Seminar 4
Term 3 Week 3 Check with your school Post-seminar 4 workshop in school
Term 3 Week 4 Thursday 13th August Check with your school Pre-seminar 5 workshop in school


How do plants grow?

Mechanisms underlying auxin action

Dr Karine David

Jacquie Bay



  • AS 90716 Describe animal behaviour and plant responses in relation to environmental factors
Term 3 Week 5

Thursday

20th August

3:45 - 5:00pm Seminar 5
Term 3 Week 6 Thursday 27th August Check with your school Post-seminar 5 workshop in school
Term 3 Week 7 Thursday 3rd September Check with your school Pre-seminar 6 workshop in school

Insight into Blindness

Whanau-Science Partnership for Discovery

Dr Peter Dearden

Patricia Lundon-Treweek

Dr Waiora Port

Jacquie Bay


  • AS 90715 Describe the role of DNA is relation to gene expression
  • AS 90717 Describe processes and patterns of evolution
Term 3 Week 8 Thursday 10th September 3:45 - 5:00pm Seminar 6
Term 3 Week 9 Thursday 17th September Check with your school Post-seminar 6 workshop in school
Term 3 Week 10 Thursday 24th September Check with your school Pre-seminar 7 workshop in school Walking Upright: the cost of human evolution.

Prof.Peter Gluckman 

Dr Alan Beedle

Dr Tatjana Buklijas

Jacquie Bay

  • AS 90717 Describe processes and patterns of evolution
  • AS 09719 Describe trends in human evolution
Term 4 Week 1 Thursday 15th October 3:45 - 5:00pm Seminar 7
Term 4 Week 2 Thursday 22nd October Check with your school

Post-seminar 7  Pre-seminar  8 workshop in school


Term 4 Week 3 Thursday 29th October 3:45 - 5:00pm Seminar 8 Animal Navigation: Magnetic Sense


Professor Michael Walker

Jacquie Bay



  • AS 90716 Describe animal behaviour and plant responses in relation to environmental factors
Term 4 Week 4 Thursday 5th November Check with your school Post-seminar 8 workshop in school