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Biomedical Sciences: Oncogenes And Tumour Suppressor Genes In Cancer Biology with Professor Kevin Gaston, University of Nottingham

28th February 2020 @ 14:00 - 15:00



In this interactive webinar, Professor Kevin Gaston will give an overview of oncogenes and tumour suppressor genes and describe how some of the products of these genes alter the cell cycle.

He will describe how some cancer therapies target oncoproteins and how new therapies are developed.  This will highlight the wide range of opportunities for employment within the Bioscience sector and the wide range of university courses that are available in this area.

Students will be able to ask questions about cancer research and about studying Biomedical Sciences and related subjects at university.

Suitable for:
Year 12s and Year 13s studying or thinking about studying Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Genetics, Cancer Sciences, and related subjects.

Lecturer Biography: Professor Kevin Gaston

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the subject area. For example, for those schools and colleges doing AQA Biology, Section 20.5 from AQA Biology 2nd Edition by Toole and Toole will be a helpful.

The IT Setup: The setup is similar to Skype, using a pc and webcam, although students take part as a group with the image projected on a whiteboard rather than as individuals in front of lots of pcs. Dedicated videoconferencing equipment is also compatible if available to the school. Further details are here: Connecting in to a Channel Talent Event (Please Click)

We will work with your IT department to ensure everything is set up and working prior to the event. The sessions are generally limited to 3 to 5 schools to maintain the interactive nature of the experience.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. Invitations to this event will be sent to schools and colleges. Following an invitation, if you have a group of students that you would like to take part in this event, please click here

Subject to availability we will book a place for you.


28th February 2020
14:00 - 15:00
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