Teaching and outreach

The members of the SynBio lab teach in several modules at the both UG and PG levels at the University of Surrey:

BSc
Biosciences

  • BMS1047 Molecular Biology and Genetics – Genes and their function
  • BMS1035 Practical and Biomedical Bacteriology
  • BMS2044 Microbial Communities and Interactions
  • BMS3092 Advanced technologies for gene expression

MSc Medical Microbiology

  • MMIM018 Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases
  • MMIM024 Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • MMIM029 Journal Club

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.