Bioscience Insight Day: 5 Nov 2019


9.30am to 5.30pm Tuesday 5th November 2019  (One day)


The Technology Faculty, Biology Dept, The University of York

Who is it for? 

It is mandatory for BBSRC DTP and CASE students who will be starting Year 1 in October 2019.

It is mandatory for BBSRC DTP and CASE students in other years who have not already taken this course.

It is optional for NPIF students (all years) – You are very welcome to book if you feel it would be useful.

Course Content

Are you starting a research project and need to understand what platform technologies are available and how they really work?

Do you need a refresher course on the latest bioscience research technologies?

This course will give you a unique, one day overview of the latest techniques and technologies for:

Cell structure, function and dynamics by microscopy and flow cytometry

Imaging using confocal microscopy, electron microscopy and flow cytometry and how they work together

Genomic Technologies and Bioinformatics

DNA/RNA analysis, genotyping, gene expression analysis, real-time (Q)PCR and next generation sequencing

Metabolomics & Proteomics

Mass spectrometry-based approaches to the identification and quantification of proteins

Protein overexpression, fermentation and purification

Recombinant-DNA cloning approaches, expression strategies to fermentation scale and protein purification techniques

Protein properties and interactions

A range of biophysical techniques to determine protein shape, form and function

Web link for further details: 

Tutor / Provider

The course is being delivered by staff from The Technology Facility in the Biology Department at The University of York, with presentations from Leeds and Sheffield DTP contacts for DTP/CASE students only.


Lunch will be provided.  Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day.

Travel arrangements

You need to make your own way there and claim travel expenses through the normal procedure in your university.

The University of York can be easily reached via a taxi from the taxi rank outside York Railway Station or there are various campus bus services operating just outside the Railway Station: 

If you are driving to the University, there are pay and display car parks on campus, however we advise arriving early as spaces can fill up quickly and are also more limited due to Biology building works (please refer to map links below).

For travel information, directions, car parking and campus maps:


Catherine Liddle

White Rose BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Co-ordinator

Student Education Service | Doctoral College
Faculty of Biological Sciences

7.82 Irene Manton Building | University of Leeds | Leeds LS2 9JT
Tel +44 (0)113 343 6463 | Ext 36463

DTP website:

How to book

Deadline for booking is Sunday 20th October.