Sem2008

LENS Senior Biology Seminar Series 2008

Welcome to the Liggins Education Network for Science Senior Biology Seminar Series 2008

  • The LENS Biology Seminar Series is designed to support students in their final preparation for NZQA Level 3 Biology and NZ Scholarship Biology examinations.
  • Three seminars will be presented by teachers and scientists.
  • The seminar topics are all linked to NCEA Level 3 Biology Achievement Standards.
  • A live audience of students from central Auckland schools will gather at the Liggins Institute to join students from Gisborne, Tauranga, Kaitaia and West Auckland who will participate via an interactive satellite television broadcast
  • Each seminar will conclude with a set of questions designed to challenge students in the same way that Level 3 excellence or Scholarship questions challenge!
  • This web site provides an interactive community to discuss the challenge questions and concepts related to the seminar papers.
  • Students may also post questions about the seminars on this web site, or ask a question during the seminar either as part of the live audience or from the remote sites via tele-link and chat links.
  • This is a trial event and is being fully evaluated.  If successful, funding will be sought to run seminars via this medium that cover a full range of topics in the Y13 programme.  


Date    Time              Seminar Title Presenters Links to Level 3 ASs
Tuesday
21st October
3:45 - 5:00pm Feast or Famine: Exploring the impact of environment on gene expression and evolution. Dr Deb Sloboda
Research Fellow, Liggins Institute, NRCGD 
Jacquie Bay
Director LENS, Liggins Institute, NRCGD
AS 90715 Describe the rol eof DNA is relation to gene expression
AS 90717 Describe processes and patterns of evolution
Thursday
30th October
3:45 - 5:00pm Biotechnology and Cancer: The impact of advances in biotechnology on understanding and treatment of breast cancer. Professor Peter Lobie
Chair of Breast Cancer Research, University of Auckland, Liggins Institute, NRCGD
Dr Jo Perry
Research Fellow, Liggins Institute
Jacquie Bay
Director LENS, Liggins Institute, NRCGD
AS 90715 Describe the role of DNA is relation to gene expression
AS 90718 Describe applications of biotechnological techniques
Thursday
6th November
3:45 - 5:00pm Walking Upright: the cost of human evolution. Professor Peter Gluckman  FRS, DCNZM
Director Liggins Institute, Director NRCGD
Jacquie Bay
Director LENS, Liggins Institute, NRCGD
AS 90717 Describe processes and patterns of evolution
AS 09719 Describe trends in human evolution