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Dates: Sunday 16 - Sunday 30 June 2019
Location: University of Kent, Canterbury
Credit Transfer Option: Equivalent to 15 Credits (ECTS 7.5) for transfer purposes.
Price: £1,650 for two weeks. Includes tuition, accommodation, teaching materials, welcome meal, organised trips and full library access.
Taught by University of Kent Professor of Genetics Darren Griffin; highly influential for his work on IVF and genetics in the UK and internationally. The Molecular Biology & IVF Summer School is a 2-week residential programme with the key focus each week as below:
1st Week: IVF week - Learn what it is like to generate IVF embryos with hands on experimentation.Around 1-2% of all babies in the UK are born by IVF, with varying figures in many other countries. Internationally, reproductive medicine generally, and IVF in particular, is an area in which the UK is world-leading.
2nd Week: FISH week - Learn chromosome analysis and fluorescence in-situ hybridisation
This module will thus explore the basics of lab technique and good practice, pipette making, egg collection and in-vitro maturation, sperm assessment, insemination, ICSI, embryo grading, assisted hatching, spreading and preimplantation diagnosis. For obvious reasons embryos from non-human model species (e.g. mouse, bovine, pig) will be used.
Aimed primarily at students studying on a Biology related degree. The Summer School will supplement your existing knowledge with valuable practical and applied training, and allow you to discuss research in depth with the academics who are leading experts in their area. It will prepare you for your senior year and enhance your appeal to potential employers and graduate schools.Visit the event web page
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