Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health

Babraham Institute Teacher Twilight Science

The Babraham Institute is pleased to host an evening Teacher Twilight Science session 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.

We invite you to 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 here.

Agenda:

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

17:15 – 18:00      Research & Scientific Techniques (split groups)
                          Epigenetics – why it’s not all down to your genes.
                          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 (split groups)
                          Imaging Masterclass – covering the latest light microscopy techniques and technologies including fluorescence and confocal imaging.
                          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. 

Event Time & Dates

Starts05:00 pm - 20/10/2016
Ends07:00 pm - 20/10/2016

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Event Details

Contact Tacita Nye
LocationBabraham Institute, Cambridge
SpeakerDr Simon Walker, Dr Hanneke Okkenhaug, Dr Clara Novo
Speaker AffiliationBabraham Institute

Posted

21 September, 2016