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Seminar 1

Understanding Gene Expression Thursday March 25th 2010

Seminar 2

Breast Cancer and Biotechnology Thursday April 29th 2010

Seminar 3

Using Animal Models to Understand Aging

Thursday May 20th 2010

Seminar 4

Ancient Secrets in the Seaweed

Thursday 10th June 2010


Seminar 5

Circadian Rhythms: Keeping Time

Thursday July 29th 2010

Seminar 6

Harnessing Biodiversity

Thursday August 19th 2010

Seminar 7

Rethinking Polynesian Origins

Thursday September 16th 2010

Seminar 8

Walking Upright: The cost of Human Evolution

Thursday 14th October


Introductory Workshop - March 18th




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LENScience Senior Biology Seminar Series 2010

Welcome to the LENScence Senior Biology Seminar Series 2010

The 2010 Seminar Series runs from Term 1 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.


Curriculum concepts covered will include:

Gene Expression; Mutations; Cell Cycle; Speciation; Predator Prey Relationships; Chronobiology; Biotechnology; Human Evolution; Evolution

Detail of the seminars will be announced as the year progresses.

Seminar Presenters 2010

We have an exciting line up of presenters for 2010.


Seminar Teachers:

  • Michal Denny  |  Jacquie Bay | Helen Mora


Scientists: 

  • Associate Professor Peter Dearden and Sarah Morgan, NRCGD and University of Otago
  • Professor Sir Peter Gluckman and Dr Alan Beedle, NRCGD and Liggins Institute, University of Auckland
  • Dr Deborah Sloboda, NRCGD and Liggins Institute, University of Auckland
  • Dr Jo Perry and Professor Peter Lobie, Liggins Institute, University of Auckland
  • Professor Hamish Spencer and Dr Crid Fraser, Allan Wilson Centre and University of Otago
  • Professor Lisa Matisoo-Smith, Allan Wilson Centre and University of Otago
  • Dr Guy Warman, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland
  • Professor Steve Wratten, The Bio-Protection Research Centre and Lincoln University


Seminar Programme 2010


Term / Week Date Time Event Seminar Title Presenters
Term 1 Week 7 Thursday 18th March 2010 3:45 - 4:45 pm Programme Introduction Broadcast for all students and teachers Jacquie Bay and Michal Denny
Term 1 Week 8 Thursday 25th March 2010  3:45 - 5:15 pm Seminar 1 Broadcast Understanding Gene Expression

Dr Deborah Sloboda 

Jacquie Bay

Michal Denny

Term 1 Week 9 Check with your school Post Seminar 1 School Workshop

Term 2 Week 1 Check with your school Pre Seminar 2 School Workshop

Term 2 Week 2 Thursday 29th April 2010 3:45 - 5:15 pm Seminar 2 Broadcast Breast Cancer and Biotechnology

Professor Peter Lobie,

Dr Jo Perry

Michal Denny

Term 2 Week 3 Check with your school Post Seminar 2 School Workshop

Term 3 Week 4 Check with your school Pre Seminar 3 School Workshop

Term 2 Week 5 Thursday 20th May 2010 3:45 - 5:15 pm Seminar 3 Broadcast Using Animal Models to Understand Aging

Associate Professor Peter Dearden

Sarah Morgan

Michal Denny

Term 2 Week 6 Check with your school Post Seminar 3 School Workshop

Term 2 Week 7 Check with your school Pre Seminar 4 School Workshop

Term 2 Week 8 Thursday 10th June 2010 3:45 - 5:15 pm Seminar 4 Broadcast Ancient Secrets in the Seaweed: Climate change and evolution

Professor Hamish Spencer

Dr Ceridwen Fraser

Jacquie Bay

Term 2 Week 9 Check with your school Post Seminar 4 School Workshop

Term 3 Week 1 Check with your school Pre Seminar 5 School Workshop

Term 3 Week 2 Thursday 29th July 2010 3:45 - 5:15 pm Seminar 5 Broadcast Circadian Rhythms: Keeping Time

Dr Guy Warman

Michal Denny

Term 3 Week 3 Check with your school Post Seminar 5 School Workshop

Term 3 Week 4 Check with your school Pre Seminar 6 School Workshop

Term 3 Week 5 Thursday 19th August 2010 3:45 - 5:15 pm Seminar 6 Broadcast Harnessing Biodiversity

Professor Steve Wratten

Michal Denny

Term 3 Week 6 Check with your school Post Seminar 6 School Workshop

Term 3 Week 8 Check with your school Pre Seminar 7 School Workshop



Term 3 Week 9 Thursday 16th September 2010 3:45 - 5:15 pm Seminar 7 Broadcast

Origins of Pacific peoples and their commensal plants and animals

 Professor Lisa Matisoo-Smith

Michal Denny

Term 3 Week 10 Check with your school Post Seminar 7 School Workshop

Term 3 Week 10 Check with your school Pre Seminar 8 School Workshop

Term 4 Week 1 Thursday 14th October 2010 3:45 - 5:15 pm Seminar  8 Broadcast Walking Upright: the cost of human evolution.  Professor Peter Gluckman

Dr Alan Beedle

Dr Tatjana Buklijas

Michal Denny