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LENScience Bio-Med Summer '09

Welcome, welcome to you all as we begin on what we hope will be a very exciting and valuable journey.
Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa
Talofa
Malo elelei
Fakaalofa atu ki a mutolu
Kia Orana
Welcome to Bio-Med Summer'09

Meet the Mentors and Staff

During the programme you will get to know and work with scientists, teachers, clinicians, and students from within The University of Auckland and beyond. We hope that the programme will challenge and inspire you as you prepare to start your university careers. To help with this, a number of Student Mentors, students who have participated in this programme in past years and are now undertaking studies at university, will be actively involved in the programme and available to answer any of your questions about this programme and life at university.

The names and contact details for the Student Mentors and key staff are listed here.

Bio-Med Summer'09 Scholarship Recipients

Thirty-five students from schools throughout New Zealand have won scholarships to attend Bio-Med Summer'09.

Frequently Asked Questions

Programme Information

Sunday 13th December Monday 14th December Tuesday 15th December Wednesday 16th December Thursday 17th December Friday 18th December
6:15am Fit for life fun walk or run – Auckland Domain Circuit
7:30am Breakfast – Dining Room
8:40am Morning Briefing in SJLCC Liggins with Helen Mora
9:00am

 

Biotechnology Lab 1

Helen Mora
Room: SJLCC Liggins

Physiology Lab 1
Anuj Bhargava
Room: Physiology Lab, FMHS
Biotechnology Lab 2
ELISA Immuno Explorer
Helen Mora
Room: SJLCC Liggins
Physiology Lab 2
Anuj Bhargava
Room: Physiology Lab, FMHS

MAPAS Interviews

or

Miranda Field Trip

Biotechnology Lab 3
DNA Extraction PCR
Kaye Burnett
Room: SJLCC Liggins
Physiology Lab 3
Anuj Bhargava
Room: Physiology Lab, FMHS
Biotechnology Lab 4
Gel Electrophoresis and Hardy Weinberg
Kaye Burnett
Room: SJLCC Liggins
10:30am Morning Tea Break Morning Tea Break
11:00am

Assemble Grafton Hall
Students shown to rooms.
Whakatau begins 12.00

Physiology Lab 1
Anuj Bhargava
Room: Physiology Lab, FMHS
Biotechnology Lab 1

Helen Mora
Room: SJLCC Liggins
Physiology Lab 2
Anuj Bhargava
Room: Physiology Lab, FMHS
Biotechnology Lab 2
ELISA Immuno Explorer
Helen Mora
Room: SJLCC Liggins

MAPAS Interviews

or

Miranda Field Trip

Physiology Lab 3
Anuj Bhargava
Room: Physiology Lab, FMHS
Biotechnology Lab 3
DNA Extraction PCR
Kaye Burnett
Room: SJLCC Liggins

Inspirational Speakers
Māori Health Team
Liggins Seminar


12:30pm

Lunch with parents
(2 guests per student)

Lunch – Grafton Hall Dining Room Lunch – Grafton Hall Dining Room
1:30pm Introduction to Grafton Hall
Dr Greg Oates, Head of Hall
Heather Kitchen, Deputy Head of Hall
Icebreakers – Helen Mora
Room: Lounge, Grafton Hall

Lecture 1: Obesity

Speaker: Dr Mark Vickers
Room: Liggins Seminar

Lecture 3: Insight into Blindness

Speakers: Dr Marion Maw,

Patricia Lundon-Treweek,

Dr Ariana Hemara-Wahanui

Room: Seminar Room

 MAPAS Interviews

or

Miranda Field Trip

Lecture 5: Pharmacy
Speaker: to be confirmed
Room: Seminar Room
1.15–2.00
Rehearsal Student Presentations
Organisation – Helen Mora
2:45pm Team Challenges
Bio-song Challenge
Scientific Photo Challenge
Room: Liggins Seminar
Lecture 2: Future Problem Solving 1 – Diabetes and Obesity in My Community
Speaker: Jacquie Bay
Room: Liggins Seminar

Lecture 4: Genetic Services for Māori

Speaker: Dr Waiora Port

and

The Value of Māori Research Capability and Excellence

Speaker: Professor Michael Walker

Lecture 6: Blood Pressure Control
Speaker: Dr Sarah-Jane Guild
Room: Liggins Seminar
2.00–3.00
Student presentations
followed by afternoon with parents
4:00pm Key Note Speaker
Professor Hugh Blair
Stepping into Science
Room: Liggins Seminar
4.30 Auckland Zoo Safari Night Walk and BBQ
Lecture 5: Physiology
Speaker: To be confirmed
Room: Liggins Seminar
Recreation time
5:30pm Dinner – Dining Room Dinner – Dining Room

Seriously Scientific Quiz
to be followed by Pizza Dinner

After Dinner Speaker
Assoc. Prof. Andrew Shelling
Challenges of new technologies

Presentation of Song Challenge


Dinner – Dining Room
7:00pm After Dinner Speaker

Acting Director NRCGD
Dr Deborah Sloboda
The Role of Science in Society
Room: Grafton Hall Lounge

Auckland Zoo Safari Night Walk and BBQ

Journeys – where are your heading? Inspirational Speakers and Panel Discussion

Room: Grafton Hall Lounge

Future Problem Solving 2

Mock Select Committee Hearing
Jacquie Bay
Photo Challenge
judging of the photo competition in the Grafton Hall Lounge

10:00pm All students to rooms