Researcher Academy courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you. Semester 1 courses will be available for booking from the second week of October and Semester 2 courses from the second week of February.
Target Audience: This course is for Postgraduate Research Students (most likely early stage) and Research Staff new to laboratory work in the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences.
This course is not available to Masters (taught) students. Priority for attendance will be given to researchers in the M&HS Faculty. If you are based in another faculty please email the course convenor at firstname.lastname@example.org before trying to book a place.
This course is part of the M&HS Faculty Training Programme and N-trans training programme, which are convened by Researcher Academy.
To provide some background information and practical advice on how to get the most from certain commonly used techniques.
By the end of the session you will be able to:
·appreciate how techniques in cell biology (e.g. tissue culture & flow cytometry) are performed and what information can be gained
·appreciate the theory and practice of commonly used molecular biology and protein analysis techniques (e.g. PCR, SDS PAGE, Western blotting), and understand how to identify and resolve problems following their application.
This is the second of two sessions, to introduce students to the fundamentals of good laboratory and research practice. This course is class-room based covering the theory of the techniques and applications and does not include a practical session.