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Chemistry: Using Light as a Ruler in DNA With Dr Tim Craggs From The University Of Sheffield

12th March 2020 @ 13:30 - 14:15



This interactive online taster lecture is part of British Science Week 2020 with The University of Sheffield. Please also see: Finding Aliens and Planets


Today, Dr. Tim Craggs will discuss how the chemistry taught at The University of Sheffield has a place in his research on the structure and function of DNA.

In particular Tim will focus on the use of light as a ruler in DNA.

Whilst bringing DNA to life, the session is designed to offer students an insight into university teaching and study. Students will have the chance to ask questions and engage in discussion.


Suitable for: This lecture would be appropriate for Year 12 and Year 13 students taking Chemistry, or considering Chemistry and related disciplines at university.

Lecturer Biography (Please click): Dr Tim Craggs

Preparation or Pre-Reading: We recommend that students consider some questions in advance relevant to the subject matter and their particular interests in further study of Chemistry.

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. 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.


12th March 2020
13:30 - 14:15
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