On Monday 30 October 2017, there is a TIRI event taking place titled ‘Gain Essential Skills for the Future’. The event will begin at 09:30 in the Queen’s Specialist Building and finish around 15:00, all staff and students are welcome. There will be two external speakers joining us on campus to talk, Dr Sarah Thornber PhD and Max Bodmer.

  1. Dr Sarah Thornber PhD is Cancer Clinical Trial Coordinator in Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU), University of Birmingham Medical School. Dr Thornber specialising in the design, conduct and analysis of cancer clinical trials and test evaluation studies. She provides scientific and technical expertise needed to support cancer clinical trial research from conception through to completion. Her talk will be on ‘Clinical Trials and Medical Research’.
  2. Max Bodmer is a Doctoral Researcher in Operation Wallacea. Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from European and North American universities, who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research expeditions. Max is trying to identify the barriers preventing the recovery of Dialdema antillarum (a sea urchin) in order to provide practical conservation solutions that will help to restore urchin populations. He hopes that his efforts will help to stimulate coral reef recovery throughout the region, which will not only have beneficial ecological consequences, but will also serve to improve the socioeconomic circumstances of the many people that rely on Caribbean reef systems for survival. His talk is entitled ‘Restoration of the Long-spined Sea Urchin, Diadema antillarum, to Caribbean Coral Reefs’.

Also, there would be some other talks and a roundtable discussion consist of undergraduate students discussing about Career Planning.

Find out more: TIRI Event October 2017 Biological Sciences

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