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10 December 2007

Higher biology Christmas symposium

Photo opportunity - 10.30 pm, Tuesday December 11th
New Teaching Block (Old Hawkhill)

The College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee is hosting students from local schools this week at a Christmas Lecture Symposium.

On Tuesday 11 December 2007 (in the Large Lecture Theatre in the New Teaching Block) and Wednesday 12 December 2007 (in the Tower Extension/D’Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre, Tower Building, Nethergate) students from 16 schools in Angus, Perthshire, and Tayside will be attending a series of lectures especially designed for the Higher Biology Secondary School audience and delivered by top lecturers and scientists from the University of Dundee.

Dr James Elliott, Learning and Teaching Dean of the College, will give the Welcoming introduction. Dr Hilary-Kay Young will then deliver a presentation entitled ‘Superbugs’ - the science behind the headlines” which will explore the ingenious ways bacteria develop resistance to antibiotics.

In "Battle of the Sexes", Dr Steve Hubbard will address the complex and unexpected ways in which the conflict between the sexes is resolved in nature. Finally in "Human identification - Who are you?", Dr Patrick Randolph-Quinney (Tuesday) and Professor Sue Black (Wednesday) will consider the concept of human identification and look at some real forensic cases relating to identification and consider the importance of returning identity to the deceased.

Schools attending the Christmas symposium:
Arbroath High School
Forfar Academy
Webster's High School
Baldragon Academy
Braeview Academy
Craigie High School
Grove Academy
Harris Academy
Lawside Academy
Menzieshill High School
St John's High School
St Saviour's High School
High School of Dundee
Kinross High School
Glenalmond College
Strathallan School

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