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Science with Impact: Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science
Autumn 2018
01 October 2018

From sharing individual experiences to collecting data on a global scale, members of the general public are playing an increasingly important role in the way that we gather information for research. At this year’s SEB Annual Main Meeting, a panel of researchers, policymakers and media professionals shared their diverse experiences and thoughts on how we can best utilise this unique and important resource.

Housing gerbils more ethically helped the carers realise that male gerbils help to care for the offspring
Animal Welfare and Science: Two best friends
Autumn 2018
01 October 2018

Do you work with animals in your research? If so, the SEB+ session in this year’s Annual Meeting was for you! Though animal welfare in research is a prickly topic, it was discussed in a constructive and supportive way, designed to guide animal researchers in ways to improve their animal experiments.

Workshop attendees (credit - Simon Callaghan)
Working the crowd: How to teach at scale
Autumn 2018
01 October 2018

Finding new and effective strategies for teaching biology to students can often be difficult – especially when you’re outnumbered two hundred to one. The ‘Teaching Biology at Different Scales’ session organised by Katharine Hubbard and Lucy Tallents featured talks by expert educators on how to handle the issue of large class sizes, including an interactive workshop that encouraged the discussion of the challenges and opportunities associated with teaching biology at scale.

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Diversity Dinner - The Italian Grub
Autumn 2018
01 October 2018

Diversity Dinner, the popular dining and discussion session held every SEB Annual Meeting, took on an appropriately Italian theme in Florence this year, with a debate centred around the Italian pasta company Barilla.