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Frontiers in Molecular Cell Biology

Module titleFrontiers in Molecular Cell Biology
Module codeBIOM062
Academic year2021/2
Credits15
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Science textbooks can sometimes give the impression that we know all there is to know. In Frontiers in Molecular Cell Biology, you will move away from this idea and examine how and why scientific research in molecular cell biology is carried out. You will study four fast-moving areas and ask such questions as: How do cells carry out fundamental processes such as cell motility and cell communication? What is their relevance to medicine, engineering or agriculture? How and why are discoveries linked to advances in scientific techniques? Other than introductory and summary lectures for each area, learning is based on student-led analysis of recently published papers in small groups of no more than 30 students. You will use your presentation skills to present one research paper or review article to the group for discussion. You will learn how to analyse and present a research paper in one of the first sessions, and you each have the opportunity for a tutorial on your paper where feedback can be given before you present to the group.

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        Credit value15