Imperial College London

Dr Steve Cook

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Principal Teaching Fellow
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 1791steven.cook Website

 
 
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Location

 

505Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Course/Module

Organiser, Biological Chemistry and Microbiology. (Undergraduate)

Lecturer, Biology of Organisms. (Undergraduate)

Organiser, Cell Biology and Genetics. (Undergraduate)

Lecturer, Science Communication. (Undergraduate)

Cell Biology and Genetics - LS1-CBG

Aims

  • To understand how genetic information is expressed as phenotype, and how this is regulated.
  • To know the components from which eukaryotic cells are constructed and how proteins are targeted to them.
  • To understand how cells communicate with their environment and with other.
  • To understand how viruses and the vertebrate immune system behave and interact.
  • To confidently use microscopes, sterile technique, and quantitatively analyse data.
  • To work as a team to design experiments to investigate simple hypotheses

Role

Course Leader

Biological Chemistry and Microbiology - LS1-BCM

Aims

  • To ground an understanding of living systems in terms of their underlying physics and chemistry.
  • To appreciate the diversity of metabolic processes, their regulation, and their importance.
  • To explore how mathematics can be used to model biochemical systems.
  • To confidently use lab equipment, prepare and dilute solutions, and quantitatively analyse data.

Role

Course Leader

Science Communication - LIFE96032

Aims

  • 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.

Role

Lecturer

Biology of Organisms - LS1-OB

Aims

  • To gain an overall understanding of the tree of life, especially in regards to animals, plants and fungi.
  • To understand how the complexity of Eukaryote life has changed both in terms of timescales and evolutionary novelty.
  • To gain a more detailed knowledge of the relationships and evolution of certain groups of organisms and how these groups have changed over time.
  • To understand how the evolution of photosynthesis has profoundly shaped the diversity of life.
  • To understand how phylogenetics is central to our analysis of the relationships between organisms.

Role

Lecturer