Garden Peas, Fruit Flies and You (Spring term) (SCE 07)

  • Day and time: Wednesday 15:10 - 16:10
  • Length of course: 1 term. Spring (8 Weeks)
  • Number of places: 25
  • Start date: 13 January 2021
  • Description:

    The course is designed for people who consider themselves non-scientists but would like to gain an understanding of elementary genetics. The early lectures will describe Mendel's and Morgan's classic experiments and will explain their results using present day knowledge of chromosomes, DNA, genes and cell division. Later lectures will describe other patterns of inheritance as well as giving more detail about the process of protein synthesis. Examples relating to human populations will be included wherever possible. The importance of the garden pea and fruit fly will become apparent as the course develops. People with more than an O Level qualification in Biology should not apply! Note: no class on 17 February.

  • Format: Lecture

  • Tutor: Jeffrey Riley
  • I taught GCSE and A Level Biology for many years. Genetics was always a topic which stimulated interest and discussion.

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