Other Norwich events

Pint of Science Special

This event takes place in an accessible venue with step free access.
Past event - 2021
24 Oct Doors open 7:00 pm
Event runs 7:30-9:00 pm
The Forum Gallery, Millennium Plain,
Norwich NR2 1TF
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What are genomes and why are they important? And how can we identify the hundreds of microscopic organisms found in a litre of water? Find answers to these questions and more through talks and games with local scientists at this Pint of Science special for Norwich Science Festival 2021!

--This event will be socially distanced with limited tickets and queue controls. Wearing masks is highly encouraged and hand sanitiser stations will be located around the venue--

Biodiversity and Barcoding the Broads

Sam Rowe (Public Engagement Officer at Earlham Institute)
With global issues like climate change and a sixth mass extinction event, it’s vital that we protect all living things on Earth and the environments they inhabit. But how do we achieve such an ambitious goal? And what can we do in Norfolk to help? Join Sam to hear about the Darwin Tree of Life project, an exciting opportunity to understand life and evolution by studying the DNA of all eukaryotic organisms in Britain and Ireland – helping us understand, conserve and benefit from biodiversity at the local and global scale.

DNA: Preventing the Endgame

Camilla Ryan (Junior Bioinformatician at NatureMetrics)
We have walked on the moon, sent a director to the depths of the ocean, even developed Velcro but we still don’t always know what lives where. Join me for an evening of explorers, NCIS & Iron man to discover how we can find 100s of species from a few litres of water using DNA barcodes. Importantly we will discuss why DNA is vital in the battle against biodiversity loss, the ultimate villain.

The Hidden Threat: Hybrid Fish of Tanzania

Adam Ciezarek (Postdoctoral Scientist at Earlham Institute)
Tilapia is one of the most eaten fish worldwide. Farming it has helped reduce poverty and hunger throughout the tropical world. However, escaped farm tilapia often breed and hybridise with native species. That poses a huge threat to biodiversity. In this talk, we will look at how we can help protect biodiversity and boost aquaculture in Tanzania, by investigating the genomes of both farmed and wild tilapia.