Science Saturday: The Biology of the Universe

  • Booth, D. (Presenter)
  • Rolf Black (Organiser)
  • Christine Millar (Host)

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition


In collaboration with Outer Space | Inner Space and Leisure and Culture Dundee, the Science Communication Society is organising the Science Saturday event "The Biology of our Universe" with Dr David Booth.

"Our origins and ancestors have always been intriguing. In talks of approximately 15 minutes at 1pm and 2pm, David will briefly explore our truly deep ancestry with a look into the evidences of early cellular and animal life on earth; look at the strange processes that have caused diversification of life; and cast an eye over how we (living things) are related to one another."

Biology and astronomy activities will be carried out in between talks.

Dr David Booth: "I am a senior lecturer at the University of Dundee. Belfast born and bred, studying at RBAI and the Queen’s University of Belfast, my specialism is Evolutionary Biology which has a deep component of genetics and statistical analysis. I’ve worked as a geneticist conducting fisheries research at the Department of Agricultural; am a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society; I’ve conducted analysis on ancient DNA; and communicated science to the public through BBC NI, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC 1 science programming."

Come and get involved in experiments with scientists from the University of Dundee. You’ll find out about the amazing research work taking place across the University and discover the tools that they use to help them learn more about the wonders of the world.
Period27 Oct 2018
Event titleOuter Space | Inner Space: Science Saturdays 2018/19
Event typeOther
LocationDundee, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionLocal


  • Biology
  • Universe