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
- 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
Biological Chemistry and Microbiology - LS1-BCM
- 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.
Science Communication - LS3-SCICOMM
- 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.
Biology of Organisms - LS1-OB
- 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.