The Association for Science Education (ASE) Annual Conference 2012

05 Jan - 07 Jan - University of Liverpool

The ASE is a dynamic community of teachers, technicians, and other professionals supporting science education in the UK. Each year the Society for General Microbiology showcases its educational resources in the exhibition throughout this educators’ conference.

Overview

Overview

The ASE is a dynamic community of teachers, technicians, and other professionals supporting science education in the UK. Each year the Society for General Microbiology showcases its educational resources in the exhibition throughout this educators’ conference. Under the banner of Biology in the Real World* the Society offered a trouble-shooting practical microbiology session and a speaker who spoke about contemporary microbiology as part of this series.

The speaker for 2012 was Professor Mike Gleeson (Loughborough University), who gave his talk ‘Fighting Fit: how exercise affects your immunity and susceptibility to infection’, on 6 January at 11.30am in the ULR Building, Lecture Theatre C.

Recordings of previous Biology in the Real World Talks are kept by Royal Society of Biology.

ASE 2012 saw the launch of our new resource Algae: A practical resource for secondary schools. The launch event was held after the Biology in the Real World session at 16.30 in the foyer outside Lecture Theatre C.

A practical session was delivered by Dr John Schollar on Thursday 5 January (12.00-17.00) Lab TL4, Chemistry building. John will be trouble-shooting problematic microbiology demonstrations.

*Biology in the Real World is a series of events coordinated by the NUCLEUS of learned societies and similar not-for-profit organisations.

Round-up

ASE 2012 was a great success and we thank all the teachers, technicians and educators who came along! If you would like to watch Mike Gleeson’s talk, it is available on the Society of Biology Biology in the Real World pages, we produced a resource to compliment this lecture and this is available to download

Check out the short video below, giving a taster of the practical session from ASE 2012 if you are interested in attending a future event.

Biology in the Real World