15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: Evolutionary biology is a rapidly moving field particularly with advances in sequencing technologies that are revolutionising the range of systems and questions that can be tackled. This module encourages a critical analysis of the major topics in evolutionary biology drawing on the research expertise at TUoS and collaborative partners. It will involve a range of delivery methods including seminars from TUoS and external speakers, discussion sessions and journal clubs. There will also be a focus on the applying evolutionary understanding to address real-world problems, for example resistance to antibiotics/pesticides and gene drive systems.

Staff Contact: NADEAU NICOLA
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Presentation

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