Live Scientists

LIVE Talk | Fish Physiology in an Era of Climate Change | 18:30 (UK time), 19 January 2021.

LIVE streaming at YouTube 18:30 (UK time), 19 January 2021. Summary: ‘The aquatic environment is in a period of rapid changed with increasing temperature, decreasing oxygen, floods and surges and pollution.  Our lab studies the impact of these changes on the animals living there and tries to understand traits and mechanism that allow animals to adapt and survive.  In this talk I am going to share 3 short stories where we have investigated the impact of climate change on fish.  The first is about an iconic British salmonid the brown trout and show how studies of movement and metabolism tell… Read More »LIVE Talk | Fish Physiology in an Era of Climate Change | 18:30 (UK time), 19 January 2021.

All About Changes: colour and sex change in aquatic creatures – Dr Chiara Benvenuto

It is all about changes I am an evolutionary behavioural ecologist, a generalist, not a specialist. I get excited about many different topics and fast; but most of all, I enjoy working with aquatic organisms (mainly fish and crustaceans, marine and freshwater, in temperate and tropical environments: yes, I do not have one favoured study organism, but many). I am fascinated by behavioural adaptations and the evolution of animal mating systems and convinced that a deep knowledge of behavioural ecology and mating strategies in animals is fundamental in any program of conservation and management of biodiversity.  In the last few years, I focused on two… Read More »All About Changes: colour and sex change in aquatic creatures – Dr Chiara Benvenuto

LIVE Q&A | Carbon Capture Q&A | 18:30 (UK time), 11 January 2021.

LIVE streaming at YouTube 18:30 (UK time), 11 January 2021. Summary: I work on the response of tiny micro-organisms in the ocean, called plankton, respond to schemes which aim to take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, and store it in the ocean. This would help us to combat climate change and global warming, as well as helping to reverse the damaging process of ocean acidification. A key unknown though is how plankton, which produce over 50% of the Earth’s oxygen, might respond to these proposed schemes. This is where my research comes in!  In the Q&A session, I would… Read More »LIVE Q&A | Carbon Capture Q&A | 18:30 (UK time), 11 January 2021.

Urban Rock Hunting with Dr Brooke Johnson

The story of the Earth is written in the rocks, and as a geologist, I read those rocks to tell that story. This often leads me to remote and exotic places. Like the heart of desolate Australian deserts or to the tops of mountains in the Canadian Rockies. But that story is all around us, too, in the towns and cities we live in. Humans have been using natural rock as building stone for thousands of years, the Great Pyramids of Giza, for example, are made from 50-million-year-old limestone littered with shells from the ancient seas.   Despite the advent of modern building materials like… Read More »Urban Rock Hunting with Dr Brooke Johnson

LIVE talk | How To Create A Planet | 18:30 (UK time), 30 November 2020.

Summary My research focuses on using meteorites to unravel the early evolution of the solar system. Specifically, I am studying how the chaotic disk of dust and gas that existed in our solar system immediately following the ignition of the Sun transformed into an organised collection of orbiting planetary bodies, and the early thermal and chemical evolution of these bodies. I do this by studying the magnetism and chemistry of a variety of extraterrestrial samples.  The Speaker My name is James Bryson, and I am a planetary scientist working in the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford. I did my undergraduate… Read More »LIVE talk | How To Create A Planet | 18:30 (UK time), 30 November 2020.

A University of Manchester Study on Primary Care Services: Participants Needed

A University of Manchester study on continuity of care is looking for members for its Patient and Public Involvement group. We are a team of researchers in The University of Manchester Division of Pharmacy and Optometry and the Institute of Health Policy and Organisation. Changes to how primary care services are delivered are happening that aim to improve patients’ access to a greater range of services. However, we don’t know what impact these changes will have on continuity of care for patients e.g. whether they will affect their ability to see the same clinician if you want or need to.… Read More »A University of Manchester Study on Primary Care Services: Participants Needed

LIVE talk | Moon, Meteorites and More… | 18:30 (UK time), 17 November 2020.

LIVE streaming at YouTube 18:30 (UK time), 17 November 2020. Summary It’s a little over 50 years since Neil Armstrong made “One small step for man” in becoming the first human being to walk on the Moon. The Apollo astronauts did more than just walk on the Moon, they brought 382 kg of Moon rocks back to Earth for scientific study, which proved to be fundamental to our understanding of the Moon.   Apollo samples aren’t the only extra-terrestrial samples we have here on Earth. Join Dr Sarah Crowther to hear about the different types of extra-terrestrial materials we have on… Read More »LIVE talk | Moon, Meteorites and More… | 18:30 (UK time), 17 November 2020.

LIVE talk | The Lost Meteorites of Antarctica | 18:30 (UK time), 9 November 2020.

LIVE streaming at YouTube 18:30 (UK time), 9 November 2020. Summary ‘Meteorites are the only natural source of material from beyond the Earth, providing invaluable evidence of how the Solar System formed and evolved. Over 66% of the total classified meteorites to date have been found in Antarctica. However, iron meteorites are under-sampled (0.7%) in the Antarctic collection compared with worldwide meteorite falls (5.5%).  The team from the University of Manchester spent two austral summers in Antarctica exploring new blue icefield areas for meteorites using several methods. These included developing technology to identify sub-surface iron meteorites, to test the hypothesis that iron-rich meteorites are likely… Read More »LIVE talk | The Lost Meteorites of Antarctica | 18:30 (UK time), 9 November 2020.

Introducing: The Isotope Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry Group at The University of Manchester

How did Earth form? What was the composition of the starting material that made Earth, and how does its composition today differ from that starting material? How is Earth similar to or different from other planets in our Solar System, and how do we explain those similarities or differences?  Earth, our home planet, is a great starting to point to answer questions like these. But Earth is an active planet, we have earthquakes, volcanoes, weather, etc., and the geological record from when it first formed 4.5 billion years ago has been overwritten. To properly answer these questions, and fully understand our Earth and its role in our Solar System, we… Read More »Introducing: The Isotope Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry Group at The University of Manchester

LIVE talk | Early Intervention for Autistic Children | 18:30 (UK time), 20 October 2020.

LIVE streaming at YouTube 18:30 (UK time), 20 October 2020. Summary ‘In this lecture I will introduce you to an approach to the early intervention for children with autism. Because this is a condition arising early in development and enduring usually through the lifespan, this approach focuses on an early intervention focused on the family, to help parents provide the best conditions for the child to develop optimal social communication and adjustment. It works on the basis of our knowledge about how all children develop early social communication and social skills, and applies this to the challenges for families often… Read More »LIVE talk | Early Intervention for Autistic Children | 18:30 (UK time), 20 October 2020.