Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Senior Teaching Fellow



+44 (0)20 7594 5193anita.hall Website




207Sir Ernst Chain BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Other, Assessor of MRes in Biochemical research projects. (Postgraduate)

Lecturer, BSc in Neuroscience and mental health for Medical students. (Undergraduate)

Tutor, Biochemical Dissertation - Supplementary Course. (Undergraduate)

Tutor, Biochemistry placement in industry/research. (Undergraduate)

Organiser, Cell Biology, First Year Course. (Undergraduate)

Other, Early stage external assessor: PhD students in the Faculty of Medicine. (Postgraduate)

Organiser, Integrative Cell Biology, Second Year Course. (Undergraduate)

Other, Internal examiner: PhD students in the Faculty of Medicine. (Postgraduate)

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

Lecturer, Neuroscience research: from molecules to mind, Third Year Course. (Undergraduate)

Tutor, Science communication. (Undergraduate)

Other, Second and Third year Biology course assessment. (Undergraduate)

Organiser, Stem cells, regeneration and ageing, Third Year Course. (Undergraduate)

Supervisor, Third year Laboratory and Literature research projects. (Undergraduate)

Academic Training Programme

I have: Certificate of advanced study in learning and teaching ('CASLAT', Masters level, HEA accredited),

I run: Graduate Teaching Assistant training

Postgraduate Diploma in University Learning and Teaching,

Cell Biology - LIFE40002


This course is aimed at introducing students to the biological and cellular context in which biochemical reactions and processes take place. Students should gain an appreciation of the compartmentalisation and organisation of eukaryotic cells with respect to function. We aim to make students appreciate and understand how cells develop, operate, communicate and control their activities.


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Integrative Cell Biology - LIFE95012


ICB will give students an understanding of how molecules, cells and organs are integrated intofunctional systems. Students should gain a deep appreciation of the principles of: cellcommunication (cell-surface receptor proteins and intracellular pathways), neuronalcommunication and the brain, the key concepts in the cell biology of development, the biology ofstem cells, and the constituent components and regulation of physiological processes within theimmune system. ICB will build on first year cell biology teaching and complement MacromolecularStructure and function 2.                                                                


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Stem Cells, Regeneration and Ageing - LIFE96033


Research into stem cells, regeneration and ageing has huge potential for understanding basic biochemistry as well as offering novel and improved medical therapies. This course reflects the great interest in these areas; it aims to equip students with the fundamental and cutting edge knowledge and critical understanding necessary to take part in this research at the bench, bedside or business level. The syllabus will include: An introduction to the types of stem cells and their characteristics, molecular regulation of stem cell fate, stem cell niches and behaviour, the cell biology of differentiation, the genetics and epigenetics of stem cells and how people work with them in vitro and in vivo. You will learn about stem cells from skin, the blood, muscle, heart, lung, gut, eye, pancreas, fat, the nervous system and germline and the possible stem cell basis of human diseases. Also covered will be current regenerative medicine research including several example tissue targets, bioscaffolds and future aims.  We will then teach you what is known about the cell biology of ageing. A  Lecture on the ethics and safety issues arising from research in these fields is also included. This course will build on MB, MCB, Immunology and to a lesser extent, PS.


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