Advanced technology training

Advanced Bioscience Skills

The following courses – related to core bioscience and technology skills, including courses related to mathematics/ data analysis and multidisciplinary approaches to biological systems - belong to the student-selected development programme. These options build on the skills developed in Year 1 through the EASTBIO foundation masterclasses and are open to all first-, second- and third-year EASTBIO students. Please note that these courses confer training points (10 points each) only to second-year students. 

Although we have made every effort to update details of available options,  it is the responsibility of an individual student to seek out further details from the local provider based within our EASTBIO partner institutions. Courses include, but are not limited to these below:

I – Core Bioscience Skills

Microscopy and Imaging:
UoA
UoE

Genetic Engineering and Genome Analysis:
UoA
UoD - For details, please contact Paul Appleton
UoE

Bioinformatics:
UoA
UoD - For details, please contact Jim Procter, Geoff Barton, Suzanne Duce
UoE

Proteomics and Protein Purification:
UoA
UoD - For details, please contact Dougie Lamont
UoE

Protein Crystallography:
UoStA

Mass Spectrometry:
UoA
UoE - For details, please contact Dr Natalie Homer

Flow Cytometry:
UoA
UoD - For details, please contact Rosie Clarke
UoE

II – Mathematics and data analysis

•    Advanced Statistics and Error Analysis
UoA

•    Advancing Programming in Python

UoA

•    R/Bioconductor and Unix
UoA

•    Next-Generation Sequencing, Data analyses and Mining
UoA

•    NVivo Qualitative Data Analysis
UoA

III – Multidisciplinary approaches to understanding biological systems

The EASTBIO partners offer a large number of postgraduate taught MSc courses open to all EASTBIO students, addressing directly the development of multidisciplinary areas of research. These include MSc course modules in:

•    Synthetic Biology

•    Medicinal Chemistry

•    Drug Discovery

•    Chemical Biology

•    Physical Techniques in Chemistry

•    Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship

•    Aquaculture