Tag Archives: biology

5th February 2018 – Gene Editing

The Brave New World of CRISPR Gene Editing The session will be led by Professor Matthew Cobb, professor of Zoology at the University of Manchester. Over the last five years, biology and medicine have been shaken by the discovery of … Continue reading

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4th September 2017 – Building Biological Batteries

This topic will be presented by Nick Fowler, a¬†Biophysics PhD student at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology. In Nick’s own words: “Nature has had billions of years to evolve the various life processes that constitute life. As a result, these … Continue reading

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8th May 2017 – Human Leucocyte Antigen (HLA) System

Andy Canterbury is the business development manager for MC Diagnostics, a small company based in St Asaph, North Wales and they have developed a DNA microarray platform for medical diagnostic testing; the primary application being HLA typing. Andrew has an … Continue reading

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5th September 2016 – Zika Virus

Zika Virus – Separating Fact from Fiction Dr Lee Haines¬† gave us an overview on the current Zika virus outbreak in the Americas and focussed on the history of Zika, the different ways the virus can be transmitted, the clinical … Continue reading

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6th July 2015 – Quantum Biology

Delivered by “The Manchester Quantum Biology Discussion Team”, comprising Professor Nigel Scrutton, Dr Sam Hay and Dr Alex R Jones. Disappearing in one place and reappearing in another. Being in two places at once. Communicating information seemingly faster than the … Continue reading

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12th May 2014 – Creating Siblings for Medicinal Purposes

Dr Sarah Chan will return to discuss the possibilities and issues concerned with creating siblings for medicinal purposes.

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