Discover Molecular Biology and Genetics - 30 June 2010
Molecular Biology and Genetics underpin some of the most exciting research in the Life Sciences today. Over the last decade, molecular biologists have made enormous advances in understanding fundamental biological processes by analysing and manipulating genes and proteins.
We are starting to understand the molecular basis of diseases such as cancer, and discovering how some of these conditions can be treated using genetic tools or engineered cells. Molecular Biology and Genetics, as well as being degree courses in their own right, also form part of almost all the other Life Sciences degree courses offered at Manchester.
In this Discover Day students learned about cutting-edge research in this area and used techniques employed by molecular biologists, including DNA fingerprinting.
|9.45am||Arrival, registration and refreshments|
|9.55am||Welcome and introduction|
|10am||Overview of degree programmes and career prospects (speaker TBC)|
|11am||Lecture (Professor Colin Stirling TBC)|
|11.30am||Campus and departmental tour with current undergraduate students|
|12.55pm||Undergraduates will direct groups to workshop rooms|
|1pm||Workshops: Solve a Murder at Manchester|
|2.15pm||Move to lecture theatre|
|2.25pm||Question-and-answer session with undergraduate students|
|2.45pm||Evaluation and close|