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Babraham Institute Teacher Twilight Science - Epigenetics & Imaging

The Babraham Institute

Thursday, 20 October 2016 from 17:00 to 19:00 (BST)

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Teacher Twilight RSVP 13 Oct 2016 Free  

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Babraham Institute Teacher Twilight Science sessions are for GCSE and A-level biology teachers who are interested in updating their knowledge of cutting-edge research and scientific techniques.  The Babraham Institute is a world-class academic research institute with four core programmes of research (epigenetics, immunology, cell-signalling and nuclear dynamics) which seek to understand the basic molecular processes to promote lifelong health and wellbeing.  These research programmes are underpinned by nine state-of-the-art scientific facilities. Join scientists at the Babraham Institute to discuss the latest epigenetics research and cutting-edge imaging technology, covering the latest biology curricula.  

Teacher Twilight Sessions are free to attend, but spaces are limited – please register.

Agenda:

17:00 – 17:15     Welcome, Intro to Babraham Institute

17:15 – 18:00     Research & Scientific Techniques

Group 1 – Epigenetics – why it’s not all down to your genes.

Group 2 – Imaging Masterclass – covering the latest light microscopy techniques and technologies including fluorescence and confocal imaging.   

18:00 – 18:15    STEM Insight placements @ the Babraham Institute

Hear from teachers currently on placement at the Institute

                        Coffee & Cake

18:15 – 19:00    Research & Scientific Techniques

Group 1 – Imaging Masterclass – covering the latest light microscopy techniques and technologies including fluorescence and confocal imaging.

Group 2 – Epigenetics – why it’s not all down to your genes.

 

Curriculum links (from AQA/OCR specifications):

Methods of studying cells:

-          - optical, transmission, electron, laser scanning confocal microscopes;

-          - difference between magnification and resolution

-          - measuring the size of an object

Epigenetic control of gene expression in eukaryotes:

-          - Epigenetics involves heritable changes in gene function, without changes to the base sequence of DNA. These   changes are caused by changes in the environment that inhibit transcription by increased methylation of the    DNA or decreased acetylation of associated histones.

-          - The relevance of epigenetics on the development and treatment of disease, especially cancer. In eukaryotes    and some prokaryotes, translation of the mRNA produced from target genes can be inhibited by RNA  interference (RNAi).


 

 



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Babraham Research Campus
CB22 3AT Cambridge
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Thursday, 20 October 2016 from 17:00 to 19:00 (BST)


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