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#Cambridge #13-15 years old #Maximum class size of 8 #From £6395

Biotechnology and Genetics

Get to grips with cutting-edge science, see how it’s already changing our world (and us), and explore where the next technological breakthrough might come from.
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Learning

Outline

Explore the most significant breakthroughs in medicine, pharmacology and agriculture on our thought-provoking Biotechnology and Genetics course. Has the first person who’ll live to 1000 has already been born? Explore questions like this from the basics of cell biology to controversial protest against natural limitations.

You’ll learn a solid base of knowledge and establish the foundations for further study in the field, considering the role of Biotech and Genetics in modern society and the ethical questions that they raise.

Teaching methodology

Learning in a small group (no more than 8 students and often fewer) means that you get quality time with your teacher and ask as many questions as you like! Through interactive learning, our teachers will guide you through new concepts and assign you practice tasks to build your knowledge and skills. You will also have an opportunity for group work, independent research, and homework assignments to be discussed in class. Small classes mean everyone gets to have their say, and students learn from debating with one another, as well as from their tutor.

The Summer Courses experience

Hosted within the hallowed halls of Cambridge Colleges, students delve into subjects under the guidance of experts, fostering curiosity and critical thinking in a diverse, multicultural setting. The fusion of social activities and academic pursuits nurtures independent growth, complemented by empowering masterclasses and university fairs. 'Insider info' handbooks assist students in maximising their free time, while a gradual increase in freedom accompanies them through different age groups. This inclusive and welcoming environment encourages independent thinking, allowing you to explore your passions freely. Discover subjects you love without the constraints of traditional expectations, providing abundant opportunities for both personal and academic growth.

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Typical outings

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Westminster, London

Visiting Westminster in London is a must-see for anyone interested in the city's rich history and iconic landmarks. This historic district is located in the heart of London and boasts several of the city's most famous attractions, including the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace.

British Museum

The British Museum, located in the heart of London, is one of the world's most renowned museums, housing a vast and diverse collection of over 8 million historical artefacts from all corners of the globe. Founded in 1753, the museum covers over 2 million years of human history, from ancient civilisations to modern times.

Canterbury

Visiting Canterbury is a journey back in time to the heart of medieval England. The charming city boasts a rich history and stunning architecture, including the iconic Canterbury Cathedral, which has been a place of worship for over 1,400 years. Visitors can also immerse themselves in the world of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, and even try on clothing from the era for a truly authentic experience.

Greenwich

Greenwich is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in history, science, or exploration. The Royal Observatory offers a fascinating glimpse into the history of space, time, and navigation, while the Cutty Sark provides a unique opportunity to step aboard a historic tea clipper from the 19th century. At the National Maritime Museum, visitors can uncover stories about how the modern world was shaped by centuries of seafaring exploration.

Warwick Castle

Visiting Warwick Castle is an opportunity to explore the rich history of this magnificent medieval fortress. It dates back to the 11th century and has played a significant role in English history. Students can explore the castle's impressive collection of buildings and exhibitions, as well as witness jousting tournaments, falconry displays, and other live shows.

Tower of London

The Tower of London is a historic castle and fortress that has served as a royal palace, prison, and even a zoo over the centuries. Visitors can explore its impressive collection of buildings and exhibitions, including the iconic White Tower, the Crown Jewels, and the medieval palace. They can also learn about the infamous prisoners who were held in the tower over the centuries, including Anne Boleyn and Guy Fawkes.

Portsmouth

Visiting Portsmouth offers an opportunity to explore the rich maritime history of the UK. The city has played a significant role in the country's naval history, and students can learn about this at the historic dockyard, which is home to several iconic ships. They can also explore the Mary Rose Museum, which houses the remains of Henry VIII's flagship, and the National Museum of the Royal Navy.

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"The course at Oxford Summer Courses gave me an insight into how to make arguments in support of or against certain positions, which is useful in Law. The tutor assisted me in how to structure these arguments during my summer school."

Stay in the City of Cambridge

Experience the essence of the City of Cambridge with our carefully selected accommodations. While Oxford Summer Courses operates independently, we're proud to have the opportunity to utilise the University of Cambridge's facilities, providing you with an authentic taste of student life in this historic city. Enjoy the convenience of being near renowned landmarks, picturesque streets, and the vibrant cultural scene. Your stay in the City of Cambridge will be an integral part of your enriching educational experience.

When you apply to study at our Cambridge Summer School with Oxford Summer Courses, you'll have the choice of staying in a standard room (shared bathroom) or an en-suite room (private bathroom), depending on availability. Our expert team will assign you to one of the prestigious Cambridge colleges where our Cambridge Summer Schools are hosted. Additionally, common spaces are available at all sites, providing you with a place to socialise and relax.

When you apply to study at our Cambridge Summer School with Oxford Summer Courses, you'll have the choice of staying in a standard room (shared bathroom) or an en-suite room (private bathroom), depending on availability. Our expert team will assign you to one of the prestigious Cambridge colleges where our Cambridge Summer Schools are hosted. Additionally, common spaces are available at all sites, providing you with a place to socialise and relax.

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Tutors

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Dr Bethan M

PhD Plant Genetics, University of Cambridge - Bethan has worked on the cloning of genes from a fungus into yeast to study gene function; using bioinformatics to study evolutionary selection in the human genome and circadian clock genetics in plants. For her PhD, Bethan identified a mutant in the crop plant maize, identified the function of the underlying gene and studied the genetic errors within this mutant. She is currently researching the molecular machinery required for RNA silencing in a species of fungus. She carries out a lot of next generation sequencing of the genomes of fungal organisms, as well as sequencing RNA molecules.

Robert C

Robert specialises in Biotechnology, Biomedical Science, Machine Learning and Bioinformatics. He has contributed to a a computer-aided drug design project, using virtual screening to develop 15 compounds for testing to be inhibitors for an enzyme named NAAA. Currently, Robert's working on developing compounds that could be dual inhibitors of the dopamine D3 receptor and PPR- alpha receptor. His aim is to combine various generative machine learning techniques to make these compounds.

Dr Saroj V

PhD Molecular Pharmacology, University of Cambridge - After completing his PhD, Saroj stayed on in the Department of Pharmacology as a Postdoctoral Research Associate, researching the molecular mechanisms of drug transport by the human Breast Cancer Resistance protein alongside his teaching duties. Saroj is currently the Director of SKV Consultants ltd, a biotech start-up company. His eventual ambition is to develop a state-of-the-art breast cancer diagnostic test. He also continues to teach, striving to effectively engage with students from different backgrounds.

Dates & Prices

23 Jun 2024 - 6 Jul 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

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£6395

30 Jun 2024 - 13 Jul 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

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£6395

7 Jul 2024 - 20 Jul 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

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£6395

14 Jul 2024 - 27 Jul 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

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£6395

21 Jul 2024 - 3 Aug 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

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£6395

28 Jul 2024 - 10 Aug 2024

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£6395

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