Natural Science – Biochemistry

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PROGRAMME #CMNS2018
The Natural Science programme offered by the Cambridge Summer Institute, is designed for students and young professionals with an interest in Science. The programme offers its participants the opportunity to attend lectures and workshops delivered by esteemed Academics in the field of Science.
There is an opportunity to combine courses – this programme complements the Medicine programme also offered at the Cambridge Summer institute, and the STEM programme offered at the Summer Institute at Oriel College in Oxford. The focus of the programme is on Biochemistry – the study of chemical processes within living organisms, which forms the basis of studies in biology and medicine.

Please note that topics and courses listed may be subject to change.

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About This Programme

LengthBiochemistry courses take place between 29 July and 11 August, with multiple courses on offer. Please note if you select this track, you can only select courses from this track. You are welcome to extend your stay by participating in multiple sessions either in Cambridge or our sister-programme Summer Institute at Oriel College, University of Oxford.
Available DatesSummer Session 3: 29 July – 11 August 2018
Lectures, Exams & CreditsDelegates will participate in one course per week.

An assignment will be given during each course (one examination per week). Course examination results will be listed in your official academic transcript. Workload of Cambridge Summer Institute is designed to be equivalent to:

– 4-6 ECTS (2-3 US credits) per two-week session
– 8-12 ECTS (4-6 US credits) per four-week session

Magdalene College (University of Cambridge, UK) will award for each delegate who successfully graduates from the programme with a Certificate of Attendance and Achievement and an Academic Transcript.

The Academic Transcript will also be presented and will contain the following information:

– Courses attended and chosen lecture track
– Results of the weekly examinations
– Workload of each course

AccommodationSingle dormitory room with shared bathroom in a college of the University of Cambridge (UK), includes daily breakfast – 980GBP.

If you would like lunch and dinner provided for you, there is an additional charge of 300 GBP.

PrerequisitesThis is an open enrolment course, we recommend applicants to have prior knowledge or strong interest in the subject/course they are enrolling in.
Additional InformationIn addition to lectures given, this course also includes various extra-curricular activities such as social events & leisure activities, visits to businesses and institutions in London, and excursions to famous places and historical landmarks.
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Course Details

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* Academic Programme Particulars: Each session is comprised of two weeks of tuition.
* Delegates are welcome to participate in multiple sessions. Each week, students will participate in a course of their choice in their preferred track.
* Each track offers courses in one academic discipline.
* It is possible for delegates to choose a course that is not in their track.
* As the beginning of the programme nears, enrolled delegates will be asked to select their courses.
* Delegates will be assigned to courses, subject to availability. While we are able to allocate most students to their preferred courses, on some occasions students will be allocated their second choice.
* Delegates are welcome to extend their stay by participanting in multiple sessions either in Oxford or our sister-programme Summer Institute at Oriel College, Oxford.

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*Disclaimer* Changes to the course description, topics, programme structure, and schedules may occur due to the availability of faculty members at the actual time of the programme.

natural-science

The Natural Science programme offered by the Cambridge Summer Institute, is designed for students and young professionals with an interest in Science. The programme offers its participants the opportunity to attend lectures and workshops delivered by esteemed Academics in the field of Science.
There is an opportunity to combine courses – this programme complements the Medicine programme also offered at the Cambridge Summer institute, and the STEM programme offered at the Summer Institute at Oriel College in Oxford. The focus of the programme is on Biochemistry – the study of chemical processes within living organisms, which forms the basis of studies in biology and medicine.

Please note that topics and courses listed may be subject to change.

Biophysical Chemistry

This course introduces delegates to a variety of the biophysical techniques used to investigate how the structure, properties and functions of molecules enables specific biological functions. Topics may include:

  • Microscopy & Imaging
  • Spectroscopy
  • MRS and X-ray diffraction

 

Biological Chemistry

The Biological Chemistry course explores the four main types of molecules in Biochemistry – carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acid. Topics may include:

  • Overview of biomolecules
  • Chemical structure of nucleic acids
  • Carbohydrate metabolism
  • Gluconeogenesis

 

Molecular Cell Biology

This course will focus on the molecular mechanisms behind immunology and infectious diseases. Topics may include:

  • Human immune system
  • Autoimmunity & allergies
  • Viruses & diseases

 

Big Data Biology

Biologists face many opportunities and challenges with the use of ‘big data’ to solve biological problems. This course will explore some of these opportunities and challenges and the techniques employed by biologists to aid their research. Topics may include:

  • Analytics & data mining
  • Genomic and clinical applications
  • Bioethics and privacy

 

For details please see our Faculty page: http://cambridgesummerinstitute.com/our-faculty/

 

Apply For This Programme

Applying for Cambridge Summer Institute is easy, simply fill out an application form.

If you have additional questions, contact our Academic Advisors at info@cbl-international.com or call them at +44 (0) 1865 236 580. They will gladly guide you through your various options and assist with your booking.

 

 

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