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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)
10.45am Break
11am Lecture (Professor Colin Stirling TBC)
11.30am Campus and departmental tour with current undergraduate students
12.15am Lunch
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

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