Foundation Masterclasses

Foundation Bioscience Masterclasses programme for 2022/23

This training will be primarily delivered in-person in 2022/23 until further notice. The following half- or one-day Foundation Masterclasses - mandatory or optional - are open to first- and second-year students. Following the Induction Day, first-year students will be asked to provide their training choices by registering online by the end of October 2022; students can update their registration throughout the year. Between mandatory and optional courses, students should aim to obtain 120 training points by the end of September 2023 and a total of 200 points by the end of September 2024.

Set 1 - Mandatory Quantitative and Computational Skills Masterclasses 

Total of 30 training points

  1. Statistics and Experimental Design (Stirling, 4 October 2023, 9:00-13:00)
  2. Introduction to Matlab - This training has been unconfirmed due to staff changes; EASTBIO will advise of provision or alternatives in spring term 2023.
  3. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Bioscientists (Edinburgh, 7 November 2023) - Due to industrial action, the training was delivered remotely.
  4. MANTRA, Research Data Management (a free, online non-assessed course, with guidelines to help you understand and reflect on how to manage the digital data you collect throughout your research)

Set 2 - Interdisciplinary Working 

Optional; 10 points for each course for first- and second-year students

  1. Introduction to Biology for Quantitative Scientists (Edinburgh, 17 November)
  2. Primer for Mathematical Modelling for Biologists (Dundee, 23 May 2023)
  3. Introduction to Chemistry for Biologists (Aberdeen, 10 March 2023)
  4. Introduction to Biology for Chemists and Chemical Engineers (online, 20 April 2023, 9:00-13:00)

Set 3 - Foundation Bioscience Training - Primers in Transformative Technologies

Optional training; 10 points for each course unless otherwise stated.

  1. Advanced Imaging, including Super-resolution microscopy and Image Analysis (online, 22 November 2022)
  2. Good enough practices in research computing: How to not lose your stuff and generally be more efficient (online, 6 December 2022)
  3. Genomic Approaches (Edinburgh, Lister Learning and Teaching Centre, Room 1.2. Catering at Ochil Room, Charles Stewart House, 18 January 2023)
  4. Cool Farm Tool (Edinburgh, 31 January 2023)
  5. Mapping and Modelling your Biological Pathway (Dundee, 16 May 2023)
  6. Primer for Advanced Omics Approaches (Edinburgh, 6 June 2023, online and 7 June 2023)
  7. Primer for Synthetic Biology (online, 5 June 2023)
  8. Structural Biology & Crystallography (3 May 2023, 10:30-16:00, St Andrews)
  9. Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry (30th May 2023, MRI, Edinburgh)
  10. Coding Club