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LwS Anniversary Month Sum-Up

This month we will be hosting various events in celebration of our 1 year anniversary! Links to everything we’re doing this month can be found below! For our monthly agenda, please visit this blog: https://www.livewithscientists.com/2021/03/27/live-with-scientists-anniversary-month-events/ For details about this month’s competitions, please follow this link: https://www.livewithscientists.com/2021/02/21/live-with-scientists-anniversary-month-get-involved/ To register for our “Research and You: Why science needs you” panel with University of Manchester scientists on the role of the public in their research: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/live-with-scientists-research-and-you-why-science-needs-you-tickets-143276773687 To register for our Science Pub Quiz: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/live-with-scientists-science-pub-quiz-tickets-143277124737 To register for our Research & You panel with Autism@Manchester: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/research-and-you-autismmanchester-presents-who-is-research-for-tickets-148489892265 To read our first Citizen Science blog on… Read More »LwS Anniversary Month Sum-Up

Citizen Science Saturday: Blog 1 – Eterna – the RNA folding game

If like me, you enjoy playing a good video game, then you might already have saved some lives by staying at home and doing just that during the COVID-19 lockdowns. But what if you could more directly contribute just by playing a game?!  Enter “Eterna” – a citizen science project that uses your solutions to puzzles to improve medicine and contribute to science! (Need to be 13 years or older to play – due to US law)  Eterna is an RNA folding puzzle game – you may have heard a bit about mRNA – messenger RNA – recently, since this form of RNA is the basis for… Read More »Citizen Science Saturday: Blog 1 – Eterna – the RNA folding game

Anniversary Month Events

In April 2021 Live with Scientists will be marking our first anniversary with a celebration of what we stand for that “Science is for everyone”.   We will be hosting a series of events during the month focussing on the fantastic impact that the public has and continues to have on research. From a panel discussion of from researchers whose research has especially benefited from your input to highlighting fantastic citizen science projects that everyone can participate in! We will also be challenging researchers to describe their research in emojis and hosting lightening talks – quick, snappy and to the point! If you’ve missed… Read More »Anniversary Month Events

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

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 | 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.

LIVE talk | Psychedelic Medicine | 18:30 (UK time), 12 October 2020.

LIVE streaming at YouTube 18:30 (UK time), 12 October 2020. Summary Professor Jo Neill will discuss how and why she came to be so committed to psychedelic medicine, and her new projects with Drug Science, Heroic Hearts UK, and the Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group. The Speaker Jo Neill is Professor of Psychopharmacology at the University of Manchester (Division of Pharmacy & Optometry). She is Chair of the Medical Psychedelics Working Group for Drug Science and a committee member, a scientific advisor for Heroic Hearts UK and the Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group. She is co-founder of b-neuro, a University… Read More »LIVE talk | Psychedelic Medicine | 18:30 (UK time), 12 October 2020.