Life at the Extremes: Live from the Antarctic!

Life at the Extremes: Live from the Antarctic!

Life at the Extremes: Live from the Antarctic!

event Wednesday, February 7, 2024 schedule 12.30pm - 1.30pm GMT
event Wednesday, February 7, 2024 schedule 12.30pm - 1.30pm GMT
A plane sits in a snowy landscape while researchers unload cargo
Hosted by the University of Cambridge live on LinkedIn
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Speaking from the Rothera Research Station are Wolfson College Fellows:

Professor Melody Clark
Project Leader at the British Antarctic Survey and molecular biologist, explaining how cells of animals work in the coldest oceans on earth and how they respond to climate change.

Professor Lloyd Peck
Science Leader and Antarctic diver at the British Antarctic Survey, with interests in polar gigantism, fish with antifreeze and why some Antarctic snails take 10 years to hatch out from eggs.

Speaking from Cambridge is Professor Eric Miska, Head of the Department of Biochemistry, who's looking at the links between genome evolution and rapid adaptation to extremes.

They’ll be sharing photos and videos from the ice and answering your questions on what it’s like to live and work in such an extreme environment.

Your host is veteran journalist and former British Antarctic Survey communications manager, Paul Seagrove.

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