Teaching and outreach

Lab members teach in several modules at both UG and PG levels at Imperial College London:

BSc
Biochemistry and BSc Biotechnology

  • Topics in Biotechnology
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Molecular Network Engineering

MSc Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology

MRes Systems and Synthetic Biology

  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Experimental Systems Biology

The lectures include a wide range of topics from classical Microbiology to cutting-edge Synthetic Biology. A big emphasis is given to solving problems in Molecular Biology. These goes from learning the fundamentals of PCR and cloning playing with Legos to the intricacies of CRISPR and its applications

We supervise a number of UG final year projects. Our students are highly motivated individuals interested in the interphase between fundamental microbiology and applications in synthetic biology.

In addition, we also take part in several outreach programmes with the broader community to highlight the importance of basic research. These activities are aimed at all levels. In addition, we are also committed to the scientific training of the next generation of researchers and we work closely with high-schools in the area. For instance, we have hosted several students interested in obtaining CREST awards.