Llya Ilyich Mechnikov (1908)

NOBEL LAUREATESIlya Ilyich Mechnikov (1908)Scientists need to be able to effectively communicate to a diverse range of audiences. It is a talent that does not come naturally to most and requires much practice. This assessment task is your chance to practice a scientifically grounded oral presentation.Context of the task:You have organised a very special symposium to be delivered by a Nobel Laureate who’s discovery is relevant to immunology. In 8 minutes, your job is to introduce the Nobel Laureate and the importance of their research to your audience.One of the most important questions a speaker needs to ask when constructing their talk is: “who is my audience?” Answering this question is critical if you are to:• Engage with your audience• Show respect for your audience• Excite your audience• Convey your message• Not put your audience to sleepYour audience are primarily educated members of the general public (i.e. the lay community). Some members of your audience may not have heard of the Nobel Laureate or be familiar with their research. Your job is to provide a brief biographical background to the speaker that focuses on their scientific achievements as they relate to immunology (research or human health).Overall, the Oral presentationwas extremely well presented. It was a polished, well practiced performance that was relevant, interesting, and very easy to followThe information in the oral presentation…was an accurate & concise summary of the speakers discoveries. It was clear from the introduction that the Laureates discoveries are highly relevant to the study or application of immunology (research or health)The style of the oral presentation…Was extremely entertaining, engaging and interesting throughout. The student has clearly given much thought to their learned, lay audience and styled the introduction appropriatelyThe Malady Chosen to highlight the research…was an outstanding example of why the speaker is a Nobel Prize winner. The student expertly linked the basic research to the chosen malady. It was clear that the Laureates research is still highly relevant today.The list of References is…Outstanding. Lots and lots of scientifically rigorous, peer reviewed articles from reputable sources. Little to no use or reliance on websites