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Teaching and Demonstrating

In addition to my PhD research, I am also involved in teaching and demonstrating to undergraduate and postgraduate students in both life science and chemistry. My duties can range from demonstrating in labs and marking manuscripts. I enjoy taking time out of my research to teach others the skills I have acquired in recent years. I often find myself teaching in a range of classes including molecular biology which is most closely related to my research to cellular biology classes which allows me to learn and understand new techniques as well.

Undergraduate Modules (Life Science)

Year 1: Biochemistry of Proteins - 2014

  • Purification of Ovalbumin and Enumeration of thiol groups.
  • Included manuscript marking.

Year 1: Bacterial DNA Extraction - 2014

  • Basic Microscopy work.

  • Extracting, purifying and quantifying DNA from a known number of cells.
  • Spectroscopic studies.
  • Included manuscript marking.

Year 2: Cell Biology - 2015

  • Immunocytochemistry techniques.
  • Confocal microscopy.
  • Expression of reporter genes and expression assays.

Year 2: Enzymology - 2016

  • Protein Concentration Methods
  • Protein Kinetics

Year 3: Project Dissertation - 2015

  • Site-directed mutagenesis.
  • Protein Expression.

Year 3: Structural Biology - 2015

  • X-Ray Crystallography
  • Protein Expression and Purification

Postgraduate Modules (Life Science)

MBiol: Master Class in Molecular Biology - 2014

  • PCR.

  • DNA gel electrophoresis.
  • Transformations.
  • Site-directed mutagenesis.

Postgraduate Modules (Chemistry)


MSc: Water Pipetting Lab - 2014

  • Teaching students from a range of scientific backgrounds from maths to biology how to correctly use an air displacement pipette, graduated pipette and volumetric pipettes.
  • The importance of accuracy and precision.