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The ASE Annual Conference is a unique opportunity for all teachers of science and those involved with science education. With over 350 sessions to choose from at ASE Annual Conference 2018, Sched will help you see what’s on and plan and edit your personal agenda at any time.  If you’ve not yet registered for this event book now on Eventbrite.

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Thursday, January 4
 

11:00am GMT

Frontier Science: Dirty Little Secrets in Brain Surgery T20
I am an Irish doctor, I did an MSc in Neuroscience during my medical degree and now I am doing a PhD on neurosurgical CSF infections. My research is aiming to improve the tests we have for brain surgery related meningitis.

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Libby van Tonder

Institute of Infection and Global Health

Sponsors
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University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool


Thursday January 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
CTH D

12:00pm GMT

Frontier Science: Juvenile-onset Lupus Nephritis and the Role of Human Glomerular Endothelial Cells T28
Lupus nephritis (LN) is one of the most frequent complications of childhood-onset lupus, affecting up to 80% of young patients. As the role of the resident renal cells in LN is still largely unknown, the aim of my research is to investigate the role of the renal glomerular endothelial cells.

Proposers
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University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Speakers
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Paraskevi Dimou

PhD Student, Institute of Children\\\'s Health - University of Liverpool
I am PhD student from Greece, working on childhood lupus. I love biology and doing experiments in the lab :) Being a researcher, is an amazing job ! Finally, friends call me Vivian :)


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT
CTH D

2:00pm GMT

Frontier Science: Drug Discovery in the Developing World; a Medicinal Chemistry Perspective T38
The Medicinal Chemistry Group at the University of Liverpool has the privilege of being involved in multiple projects which aim to provide new and improved therapies to treat several diseases within the developing world. Our research covers a range of medicinal chemistry and chemical biology areas focused on malaria, TB, filariasis and more recently the systemic fungal infection Cryptococcus neoformans. The talk will focus on two current projects within different disease areas (malaria and tuberculosis).

Proposers
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University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

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Dr Gemma Nixon

Department of Chemistry - University of Liverpool


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm GMT
CTH C
 
Friday, January 5
 

1:00pm GMT

Students’ Learning in Biology: To what extent do they understand concepts on inheritance, evolution and genetics? S35
In Biology, topics on inheritance, evolution and genetics often present considerable difficulties for students to achieve good conceptual understanding. Achieving understanding in science at the conceptual and functional levels is a worthwhile goal for students in school science. Work done in the author’s research group suggests that one way to obtain a better appreciation of students’ understanding on inheritance is to expose students to a hands-on enrichment program that focuses on inheritance at a science centre. Also, to better appreciate students’ understanding of evolution and genetics is to leverage on approaches commonly used in the educational psychology literature - for example, appending a confidence scale to two- tier multiple choice questions on these topics can provide valuable insights on not only how students perform in such tests but also allows for the extraction of a suite of quantitative measures related to the metacognitive aspects of learning as well. The presentation will focus on these and other aspects, and would be illustrated with suitable examples from the topics of inheritance at upper primary level as well as evolution and genetics at the high school level.

Speakers
avatar for R. Subramaniam

R. Subramaniam

National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University
Dr R. Subramaniam is an Associate Professor at the National Institute of Education in Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He has previously held the administrative appointments of Associate Dean (Educational Research) and Associate Dean (Graduate Academic Programs) at the... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm GMT
Maths Forsyth
  11-19

2:00pm GMT

CANCELLED Frontier Science: Building bigger brains - the evolution and development of the cerebellum T161
Due to circumstances beyond our control, this session has been cancelled.

Speakers
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Thomas Butts

School of Life Sciences - University of Liverpool


Friday January 5, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm GMT
CTH D
 
Saturday, January 6
 

9:30am GMT

Frontier Science: Loss of Control in Heavy Alcohol Consumption T124
I will discuss how loss of control is a key issue in the development and maintenance of heavy drinking. Factors which might lead to the loss of control include internal (stress and arousal) as well as environmental (exposure to alcohol-related cues). Strategies to reduce drinking will also be considered.

Proposers
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University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Speakers
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Dr Andy Jones

Institute of Psychology, Health and Society - University of Liverpool
Talk to me about addiction or psychology in general!


Saturday January 6, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
CTH C

10:30am GMT

Frontier Science: Mental Health - drugs and the scientific method T130
Recreational drug use is seen at higher levels in those with poor mental health than in the general population. But understanding what this means is much more challenging. Do these drugs increase the risk of poor mental health, are people using drugs to self-medicate, or do other factors influence both? I will discuss the challenges of trying to conduct this research, and new methods being used to try and untangle these issues.

Proposers
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University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am GMT
CTH D