Academic Training Programme
EMBO laboratory management course
Learning and Teaching Development Programme
MIND Mental Health training for managers
Safety training for laboratory managers
Women’s Academic Leadership Programme
Cell Biology and Genetics - LIFE40006
The behaviour of living cells is influenced by both their genetics and by their environment. In this module, you will explore how the genetic information in cells is expressed as a phenotype, and how this expression is regulated in response to stimuli from the cell's environment. The module will address the central information transfer pathways in the cell (replication, transcription and translation), and aims to develop your skills in analysing genetic systems in model organisms. It will familiarise you with the compartments from which eukaryotic cells are constructed and how proteins are targeted to them. We will also explore specific examples of cellular interactions: neuronal signalling, vertebrate immunity, and viral infection. In the practical work in the summer term, you will work as a team to design experiments to investigate your own hypotheses in the context of the interaction between the growth of bacterial cells and their environment. We will continue to develop both your quantitative and writing skills.
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.