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Enhancing Biology Education – we know how!
Autumn 2016
31 October 2016

Although the SEB is an organisation dedicated to bioscience research, it can sometimes be overlooked that the majority of our members are also teachers, to a greater or lesser extent. Innovative teaching methods and incentivising students is at the core of education and SEB+ has been making great strides in recent years to support the academic bioscience community in this. During the one-day session ‘Enhancing Biology Education’ at SEB Brighton, we heard from a range of speakers who have developed creative ways to support student learning in the Biosciences.

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Major challenges for minority opportunities
Autumn 2016
31 October 2016

Once known as the Women in Science dinner, the SEB’s newly rebranded Diversity Dinner was held in Brighton during the Annual Meeting this year. As our guest speaker for the evening, Professor David Asai, who is director of the undergraduate science education programme at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), USA, revealed his inspiring ideas for helping science and academia become more inclusive for minorities.

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Talking the talk
Autumn 2016
31 October 2016

One of the SEB’s great strengths is that its members represent all levels of academia – from established professors to PhD students just embarking on their research journeys. It is therefore fitting that the day preceding the Annual Meeting is traditionally focused on our early-career members. Caroline Wood gives a round-up of this year’s event which focussed on the art of effective communication.

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Taking to the skies
Autumn 2016
31 October 2016

‘On a wing and a prayer’ is certainly not how birds control their flight patterns, in fact quite the opposite. Research from the recent SEB Meeting in Brighton shows that, whether it’s during foraging, migration or everyday ‘gadding about’, bird physiology is highly tuned to help them to navigate all sorts of environments. Some of these mechanisms are even inspiring new aviation innovations which could be used in drones or other, as yet, unidentified flying objects.