Are we nearly there yet? Advanced molecular biology and the big questions in genetics
Has the first person who’ll live to 1,000 already been born? Will we be replaced by robots? Satisfy your curiosity for the bigger questions in genetics on our Biotechnology & Genetics summer course. We’ll explore the huge breakthroughs in medicine, pharmacology and agriculture covering the basics of biological science and the disciplines of biotechnology and genetics too. We’ll also consider the value of forensic biotechnology and bioremediation and the ethical questions they raise.
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On this course be prepared to think deeply about your subject, discussing and debating the critical issues at the heart of it in small classes with expert, passionate tutors. Learning through seminars, tutorials and independent study for an immersive, enriched academic experience.
Study Biotechnology & Genetics with us this summer and you’ll extend your academic knowledge, learn from established specialists and explore principles connected with biotechnology and genetic engineering.
Our established tutors are experts in their fields of study. Gain the skills and experience you need to excel with a unique, unparalleled learning experience.
Each week, you’ll be able to collaborate with leading academics mirroring the teaching methods of the two leading universities in the United Kingdom; Oxford and Cambridge.
As current and past alumni of top universities, our tutors are highly specialised, recognised and knowledgeable in their subject areas and you’ll have the chance to learn from these experts through interactive learning, independent study, seminars, and tutorials.
Francis Grant is currently studying for his PhD in immunology at the University of Cambridge. Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked for several different biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies in Cambridge. His current research area explores the role of the immune system in cancer and autoimmune disease. Francis is also involved in a collaborative effort with Cancer Research UK to apply bioinformatic analyses to large datasets from clinical cancer studies. Other than biology, he has taught the guitar professionally, become a qualified snowboard instructor in Canada and a martial arts instructor in the UK.
Ms Sanjana Choudhury is a devoted researcher in the field of Infectious Diseases. She was previously a Lecturer at the Department of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology at Jagannath University, Bangladesh and a visiting Research Scholar at Harvard Medical School. While at Harvard Medical School, she worked with WHO on antimicrobial surveillance system. She along with her peers, independently built a non-profit charity organization called “Shwapnochari” in Bangladesh in which they provided free education to underprivileged children of Dhaka. She holds an MSc degree from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and has published her research works in journals and international conferences.
Dr Sonia WojciechowskaBIO
Dr. Sonia Wojciechowska is a biotechnologist and a researcher. She studied Biotechnology and Genetic Diagnostics for her undergraduate and masters degrees in Poland, Norway and the UK. She then obtained her PhD in Molecular and Clinical Medicine from the University of Edinburgh and currently specialises in cancer research. During her doctorate, Sonia developed and characterized two new transgenic zebrafish models of human melanoma (one of them in a close collaboration with another group at the University of Cambridge) and used them to study tumour resistance mechanisms to therapy. In October 2018 she will be moving to Boston, US to broaden her research field into pediatric oncology at Harvard Medical School.
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