Aims/Description: This unit provides an opportunity to revise and update knowledge of technologies used routinely in biological research and introduces some advanced methods, with particular emphasis on raising awareness of the opportunities afforded by complementary technologies. The course engages students with aspects of immunology, molecular biology and genetics, functional genomics, protein expression, statistics and bioinformatics. Diverse teaching formats, including formal lectures, guided small group work, discussion groups and student presentations are used to deliver content.

Restrictions on availability: Normally available to students in MBB only

Staff Contact: GRAY JULIE E
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Project/ portfolio
WebCT resources are available for this module

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Molecular Biology and Biotechnology):

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