Foundation Masterclasses

We regret to advise that as of March 2020, our Foundation Masterclasses Programme is deferred with immediate effect unless otherwise advised (in the case of sessions that have been already planned and can be moved to an online format with a small effort). At a time of considerable uncertainty for all, we recognise the intense logistical challenge that organising & attending this training poses for students and supervisors. 

On behalf of the EASTBIO DTP Management Group

Foundation Masterclasses programme for 2019-2020

The following one-day masterclasses will be offered to all first-year EASTBIO students (all held in Dundee - campus map):

Statistics and Experimental Design (9 October 2019)
Introduction to Matlab (29 November 2019)
Imaging Workshop (17 January 2020)
Dynamic Modelling for Systems Biology (28 February 2020, Edinburgh)
Genomic approaches (online, 24 April 2020)
Primer for Synthetic Biology (deferred)
Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry (deferred)
Presentation Skills Workshop (online, 17 April 2020)

All first year students must finalise their choice of masterclasses, and other EASTBIO training, *by the 21 October 2019*. The Training Plan form is circulated to students after the Induction.

1 Statistics and Experimental Design
Course leader: Dr Margo Chase-Topping (University of Edinburgh)
Venue: Howff Suite, West Park Conference Centre, Dundee
Date: 9 October 2019, 9:00-13:00

2 Introduction to Matlab
Course leadear: Dr Søren K. Andersen (University of Aberdeen)
Venue: Dalhousie Building, 1S03 Art Studio, Dundee
Date: 29 November 2019

3 Imaging
Course leaders: Drs  Paul Appleton, Graeme Ball (UoD) & Marcus Bischoff (UoStA)
Venue: SLS, CTIR 2.84 Murray seminar room, Dundee (@49 on the campus map)
Date: 17 January 2020

4 Dynamic Modelling for Systems Biology
Course leaderProfessor Andrew Millar (University of Edinburgh)
Venue: Medical School, Teviot - 01M.469 Teaching Room 12 - Doorway 3. Central area, University of Edinburgh (entrance form Teviot Place)
Date: 28 February 2020, 11:00-16:00

5 Genomic Approaches
Course leader: Dr James Prendergast (University of Edinburgh)
Date: 24 April, 9:30-12:30
Venue: Online; access to be emailed to registered students directly.

Primer for Synthetic Biology
Course leader: Dr Giovanni Stracquadanio (Senior Lecturer in Synthetic Biology; Co-director of the Edinburgh Genome Foundry, University of Edinburgh)

7 Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry
Course leader:
Douglas Lamont (Proteomics Facility Manager, The Discovery Centre, Dundee), with Amy Tavendale

Presentation Skills Workshop (optional; 10 credit points for first-year students)
This transferable skills workshop, designed for EASTBIO students, is based on individual feedback provided to students, who are asked to submit short research video presentations by the 8 April 2020.
Date of online workshop: 17 April 2020, 10:00-12:00 (video presentations guidance and feedback sheet)
This training will be delivered online; the access link will be emailed directly to students registered for this training.

* To progress ito Year 2, students have to achieve a minimum of 120 training points within 18 months from the start date - at least 100 points by the end of their first year - in addition to passing the first year assessment at the host university/department. ***Due to COVID-19 pandemic this requirement is currently waived by decision of the EASTBIO Management Group with immediate effect (from March 2020)***