To provide students with lab-based training in DNA manipulation, protein biochemistry, and large-scale screening for bioactive compounds
A demonstrate a critical awareness and understanding of the latest advances in biotechnological methods and how to apply these methods to a research project
B Critically discuss the principles of the latest methodologies for the generation of protein expression vectors
C Evaluate the principles of the latest methodologies for the expression and biochemical characterization of recombinant proteins, and the application of these molecules in drug discovery programmes
D Appraise the processes required for high throughput screening technologies to identify small molecules with potential for development of new pharmaceuticals
E apply, critically evaluate and interpret the knowledge and understanding gained to solve complex problems in biology
Lectures and tutorials will be offered in the first two weeks and a core practical will follow in weeks 3 and 4. The last week will be used for wrap up and discussion of report writing or assignments.