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Eukaryotic Cell Biology

In this course, Professor Jake Baum (Imperial College London) introduces us to eukaryotic cells, that is animal and plant cells. To do this, we begin by: (i) asking what we are made of, and what scientists decades and centuries ago thought about...

5 lectures

0:57:06

Prof. Jake Baum

Imperial College London

Biology

Human Evolution

In this course, Professor Matthew Cobb (University of Manchester) walks us through the history of how the modern human came to be. The modern version of the human was no more than a smart ape when it first appeared 50-60,000 years ago, but where...

4 lectures

0:47:44

Prof. Matthew Cobb

Manchester University

Biology

Stem Cells and Gene Editing

In this lecture, Dr James Smith (University of East Anglia) introduces us to the use of stem cells in modern science. To do so, we begin by: (i) introducing the main features of a stem cells and their hierarchy; before (ii) looking at how Yamanaka...

6 lectures

0:37:43

Dr James G. Smith

University of East Anglia

Biology

The Cardiovascular System

In this course, Ms Aarushi Agrawal (King’s College London) talks about the cardiovascular system. We begin by: (i) looking at how the cardiac action potential differs from a general action potential; before (ii) looking at how muscles contract...

5 lectures

0:27:53

Ms Aarushi Agrawal

King's College London

Biology

Microscopy

In this course, Dr Izzy Jayasinghe (University of Sheffield) talks to us about microscopy, one of the most ubiquitous forms of analysis in biology. Microscopes have prevailed in modern science since their first development in the late 16th...

3 lectures

0:33:53

Dr Izzy Jayasinghe

Sheffield University

Biology

Gas Exchange

In this lecture, Dr Helen Wallace (University of Liverpool) teaches us about the microscopic structures in our lungs and blood that allow for the exchange and transport of the two gases involved in respiration: oxygen and carbon dioxide. To do so,...

2 lectures

0:20:46

Dr Helen Wallace

Liverpool University

Biology

Human Immune System

In this lecture, Dr Matthew Ivory (Cardiff University) introduces the human immune system, and some of the tools the body has at its disposal to fight off infections. To begin, we: (i) discuss the passive barriers and innate immune system; before...

5 lectures

0:40:05

Dr Matthew Ivory

Cardiff University

Biology

The Eye and the Brain

In this course, Dr Daniel Baker (University of York) introduces the structure and function of the eye, and how alongside the brain it takes in and processes visual information. We begin by: (i) introducing how light enters the eye through its...

5 lectures

0:41:16

Dr Daniel Baker

York University

Biology

DNA Structure and Replication

In this lecture, Professor Richard Bowater (University of East Anglia) talks about DNA, its structure, its replication and how it can code for proteins. To do so, we: (i) discuss the microscopic structure of DNA, looking at what each...

6 lectures

0:51:10

Prof. Richard Bowater

University of East Anglia

Biology

Virology

In this course, Dr Sarah Gretton (University of Leicester) talks about viruses. To do so, this series of mini-lectures expands on: (i) the impact of viral epidemics and pandemics throughout history, as well as understanding some key aspects of...

5 lectures

0:55:34

Dr Sarah Gretton

Leicester University

Biology

The Genetic Age

In this course, Professor Matthew Cobb (University of Manchester) walks us through the history of our ability to modify and manipulate the genetic code of individuals and populations around us. To do so, we begin by: (i) understanding what those...

6 lectures

1:09:10

Prof. Matthew Cobb

Manchester University

Biology

DNA Damage and Repair

In this course, Professor Karl Haushalter (Harvey Mudd College) introduces the ways in which our genetic code can be damaged and consequently mutate, as well as the mechanisms that protect this code from that very same damage. We begin by...

5 lectures

0:40:31

Prof. Karl Haushalter

Harvey Mudd College

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