Introduction to Experimental Bioscience

Introduction to Experimental Bioscience: This course is intended for students with a background in physical sciences, who have little experience with wet-lab biological and/or biochemical research. The course provides a hands-on introduction to experimental techniques used in molecular and cellular biology, including DNA and protein extractions, gel electrophoresis, DNA sequencing including Nanopore sequencing, and Western blotting. The students will also have the opportunity to choose short practicals of their choice that include genetic modification, neurophysiology, imaging and enzyme kinetics. The course will offer insight into the biological processes underlying the different techniques, training in experimental record-keeping, intellectual property, insight into the factors affecting experimental design, data generation and analysis, bioinformatics, and data presentation.