INTEGRATIVE APPROACH TO UNDERSTAND CELL FUNCTIONS
2017/2018, Semester 1
Speciality Research Institutes/Centres (Mechanobiology Institute)
Modular Credits: 4
The module provides an intensive 2-week “Bootcamp” course aimed at introducing new graduate students from biology or physical science backgrounds to key fundamental concepts and practical approaches in understanding cellular function. The focus is to develop a breadth of knowledge that allows students to pursue further depth in their respective research work. Major topics include the Central Dogma of Molecular Biology, gene cloning and editing, microscopy and bioimaging, coding and quantitative methods in biology, the choice and limitations of model organisms. These topics will be covered in lectures and reinforced in thematic-based practicals.
Note this is a highly intensive 9 day course
There are five pre-course papers. You should spend around 5 hours per paper, to make sure you understand the concepts.
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