Imperial College London

ProfessorColinTurnbull

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Professor of Plant Sciences
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 6437c.turnbull Website

 
 
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Location

 

449Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Course/Module

Lecturer, Biology of Organisms. (Undergraduate)

Tutor, Biology of Organisms. (Undergraduate)

Organiser, Cell & Developmental Biology. (Undergraduate)

Tutor, Cell Biology. (Undergraduate)

Lecturer, MRes Chemical Biology. (Postgraduate)

Organiser, MRes Molecular Plant & Microbial Sciences. (Postgraduate)

Lecturer, MSc Applied Bioscience & Biotechnology. (Postgraduate)

Lecturer, Plant Biotechnology & Development. (Undergraduate)

Cell and Developmental Biology - LIFE95005

Aims

The course aims to provide an integrated understanding of the regulation of development in animals and plants. Studies will focus especially on the underlying cellular and molecular biology processes. Particular attention will be given to the initiation and regulation of recognisable developmental features of animal and plant body plans during embryogenesis and in later life. Selected case studies will consider recent research breakthroughs, the role of the environment in development and how organisms interact to modify each others’ development. 

Role

Course Leader

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

Principles of Development - LIFE96029

Role

Lecturer

Evolution and Diversity - LIFE40008

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

Challenges in Cell Biology - LIFE95006

Aims

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.  

Role

Lecturer