Imperial College London

ProfessorPeterNixon

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Professor of Biochemistry
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 5269p.nixon

 
 
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Location

 

705Sir Ernst Chain BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Course/Module

Supervisor, MRes in Molecular Plant and Microbial Sciences. (Postgraduate)

Supervisor, MSc in Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology. (Postgraduate)

Life Sciences Dissertation Project - LIFE96014

Aims

This course aims to develop in depth knowledge and understanding of a topical area of biochemistry. It allows students to develop critical and analytical skills with which to appraise research outcomes and scientific hypotheses. Through guided reading and research of the literature using library database resources, students should become good independent learners. 

Role

Course Leader

BSc Life Sciences Research Project - LIFE96031

Aims

This course aims to develop knowledge, understanding and skills related to contemporary research activities. Through direct experience of a professional research environment within the laboratory of a member of staff, or in a laboratory outside the Department but within London, students will enhance their critical and analytical skills, as well as developing subject specific and practical skills.

Role

Course Leader

Enzymes and Metabolism - LIFE40003

Aims

This course, which runs throughout the second half of the first year, builds on the fundamental concepts covered in Biological Chemistry to give more detailed insights into the molecular processes occurring in living systems. We intend that by the end of the year students will have a good understanding of biochemical reactions and be able to recognise functionally significant parts of complex molecular machinery. They should have an appreciation of molecular recognition and some understanding of the exquisite degree of control over chemical reactivity that must be exercised in living systems.

Role

Lecturer

Plant Biotechnology and Development - LIFE96027

Aims

The aim of this course is to provide an account of how plant molecular biology is being used to unravel how plants grow, develop and also how they they can be utilised in selected biotechnological applications.

Role

Lecturer