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BioScience Kids

Come and join the family fun in the run up to Bioscience2004 at the Glasgow Science Centre (GSC). The Society's Science Education Team is being let loose in the GSC! Along with all the usual cool science exhibits and IMAX shows at the GSC, you will find us doing strange and exciting experiments, putting on some groovy demonstrations and getting everyone involved. So if you're aged between 5 and 105 and don't mind joining in, come and find us on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 July.

Sci Bar

Glasgow Café Scientifique - during BioScience2004

Speaker - Professor Stephen O'Rahilly

Human Obesity: Beyond Gluttony and Sloth. "My Genes Made Me Eat That"!

Wednesday 21 July 2004 in the
'The Venue Bar', Oran Mor, Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8AL

Description: A significant proportion of human obesity may be caused by hereditary factors. Evidence is growing that some obese people get fat because they eat too much, but the reason they eat too much is not due to greed, but rather to some inherited biological difference in their appetite control centres . Professor O'Rahilly will discuss the evidence for this and how the genetic predisposition to obesity is not fully understood or appreciated.

Prof O'Rahilly is Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Medicine at the University of Cambridge. He has won several prestigious research awards and is a Fellow of The Royal Society.

The Café opens at 19:00 for a 19:30 start in the 'The Venue Bar', Oran Mor, Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8AL. The bar also sells food and we encourage the audience to come earlier if they wish to eat. The speaker will talk for about 20 minutes and there will be a short break for 10 minutes to allow people to refresh their glasses and think of questions they may wish to ask. The Q&A; session lasts from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the audience, topic and speakers other commitments, although it is our aim for the debate to continue much longer in the bar afterwards. Whilst there is no fee for the event if you wish to make a donation towards the speakers expenses it will be gratefully appreciated.

For further info, contact m.maclean@bio.gla.ac.uk, or ness@monstermedia.tv

Careers Workshop

Careers Fast -Tracking - open to young researchers attending BioScience2004.

'SPEED DATA - where's your science taking you tonight?'

Tuesday 20 July 2004
18:45 -20:45

Are you planning to stay in research at the bench?

Want to know what other options are open to you as a life sciences research graduate or postdoc?

Instead of stand-up presentations by speakers to a gathered audience, this session will have professionals from different science disciplines who will discuss their jobs with small groups of delegates for 15 minutes - then all change - the groups move round. Individual delegates will be asked, closer to the meeting, to indicate which professionals they wish to meet.

Refreshments will be available during the session.

Professionals represented will include:

Patents Attorney
Science Teacher
Conference Coordinator
Scientific Publisher
Press and Public Relations Director
Technical Sales Representative
Clinical Trials Coordinator
Industrial Research Scientist

Tick the box when you register for BioScience2004 and we will contact you by email to make a date with your chosen professionals.


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