Do you think that natural boundaries limit us? Do you wonder to what degree should we challenge our inherited biological backgrounds? Then you’re in the right place. Biotechnology and genetics are both booming subjects. And the city of Cambridge is central to their popularity, contributing to continuous advances both commercially and in terms of research.
The famous ‘Cambridge Cluster’ – a group of biotech firms spearheading the field – is world renowned for its dominance the sector. The fact that global biotech giant AstraZeneca choosing to relocate its HQ to the city says a lot. It’s no coincidence either, that the university’s Department of chemical Engineering and biotechnology boasts one of the UK’s leading research departments. So, few places in the world stand up to Cambridge’s reputation in biotechnology and genetics studies.
From age 13 to 24, our biotechnology and genetics summer courses in Cambridge are designed specifically to fit your level of experience.
On this summer course in biotechnology and genetics, you will be taught by experienced and highly-regarded specialist tutors.
The teaching methods used on this course are taken directly from the world-renowned tutorial method used at Cambridge University. You receive a more intimate learning environment, focused around you and your interests in biotechnology and genetics.
A mixture of tutorials and small, intimate seminars will provide the fodder for your essay – which you will work on during a supervised study session. You’ll receive plenty of in-depth one-to-one tutor feedback and critique on your work from some of the best minds in the field.
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.
Why not mix it up a little?
Are you torn between two subjects, or undecided about which city to study in? The good news is that you can often combine two subjects, or even split your studies between our different UK locations.
"You get the chance to ask questions to someone that can tell you what it’s like to work in that field and who can answer more difficult questions, you get a more inspiring insight in the subject than you get in your normal school. "
"My tutor, Mrs. Hila Levy was really kind and helpful, she made sure that all of the students in her class clearly understand the new concepts that she explained, and she used to give us a full feedback when we finish our work. "
"The course made me realize that chemistry is all around me and there is much more than just the classroom."
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