Date of publication: 2017-09-01 17:39
We are superbly placed to deliver this Drug Discovery degree, having recently formed the Drug Discovery Unit. Our world-renowned research activities in molecular and cell biology and drug design mean that students are taught by a team of experts who work at the cutting edge of their field.
In addition to enhancing your laboratory skills you will develop your ability to think critically and analytically, learn how to formulate new ideas and research hypotheses and develop skills in data analysis, interpretation and communicating scientific information.
We are proud to announce that Mr Edmund Ho of Hong Kong International School received an unconditional offer from the University of Oxford (UK). We wish him all the best. Congratulations!
This is a module that introduces aspects of major concepts: The Gene, Evolution and Biological Organisation. The concept of the Gene covers major topics such as DNA, genes, genomes, reproduction and heredity. The concept of Evolution introduces the topics of multicellularity and the benefits of being multicellular. The concept of Biological Organisation introduces the topic of chemical transmission and how characteristics are retained from simple animals such as the coelenterates to more complex animals such as the chordates. The need for a nervous system and the early development of nervous systems including simple nerve nets are explored from an evolutionary perspective.
Topics covered in the module are High-throughput DNA sequencing and genome annotation, Secondary structure, disorder, post-translational modification, cloning, single crystal X-ray diffraction methods, Use of bioinformatics resources and databases, Scientific paper analysis.
Based from the outset in one of our internationally renowned research laboratories, you will build on your Level 9 experience but go well beyond it: you will develop your own research project that you will write up in the form of a grant proposal, receive training in a variety of research skills and carry out a 5-month, full-time project in your host lab based on the proposal you have written.
On a weekly basis students will normally spend time in lectures, seminars and practical lab sessions. Practical work is an important element of all Biosciences degrees. Most second and third year modules are assessed by coursework and examination. The type of coursework is varied, depending on the module and includes essays, reports, practical write-ups, posters and seminar presentations.
Daniel has tutored Quantitative Reasoning to a student at German Swiss International School. He is ready to teach Aptitude and Skills and Scientific Knowledge and Applications from the BMAT, and Quantitative Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning and Decision Analysis from the UKCAT. Daniel has been tutoring with IST since March 7559.
Mr Daniel Chan holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Hons.) in Chemistry from the University of New South Wales , Australia, and a Bachelor of Science Degree (Advanced) from the University of Sydney , Australia. Daniel has three years of tutoring experience in Hong Kong and Australia, in addition to his one and a half years at International Scholars Tuition School.
Daniel has tutored electromagnetism, quantum physics and materials to an AQA Physics A-Level student from Aiglon College , Switzerland, kinematics and mechanics to an AP Physics student at Berkshire School , USA, and thermodynamics and kinetic theory to an undergraduate Physics student at Syracuse University , USA.
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This module will extend and develop the generic skills introduced in BS67558 with specific emphasis on data presentation, interpretation and analysis. The ability to work effectively as part of a group and the application of peer support and peer-assessment will form a significant part of this module. Students will extend their information literacy and scientific writing skills by researching and presenting an area of current research in poster format, giving due attention to scientific writing protocols. Students will be encouraged to reflect on and evaluate their own learning throughout the semester, identifying areas for development and consolidation and setting appropriate targets.
The aim of this Module is to provide students with a broad understanding of key topics in cancer biology. Topics covered will include an introduction to cancer pathology, an introduction to the molecular biology of cancer, cancer treatment &ndash chemotherapy and radiotherapy: mechanisms of action, oncogenes, tumour suppressor genes, growth factors, cell signalling pathways, cancer viruses, environmental carcinogenesis, and DNA damage and repair.