Science Communication - LIFE96032
- To gain an overview of traditional, modern and emerging methods of communication and to understand how these are used to disseminate scientific content.
- To explore how to choose the best medium through which to communicate science with different audiences.
- To provide practical experience of several media and to teach basic technical skills in their use.
- To provide an outlet for student creativity and imagination.
Challenges in Cell Biology - LIFE95006
CCB will give students an understanding of current cell biology research challenges and the approaches being developed to tackle them. It will discuss areas of cell biology that are new to second year Biochemists and so complement their previous cell biology teaching as well as introduce themes that will be developed in several final year courses.
Fundamentals of Molecular Biochemistry - LIFE95008
The aim is to provide an understanding by second year undergraduates of the relationship between macromolecular structure and function in sufficient detail to place this knowledge in the context of earlier courses in biochemistry and to provide the foundation for the treatment of more advanced topics in the final year. In particular the course will give the students insight into the theory and practice of how protein samples can be expressed, purified and engineered for structural and functional analysis. This will include insight into how bioinformatics can inform sample preparation and experimental design, how detailed structural information is obtained and how this can be used to facilitate investigation of function at the molecular level.