Training Opportunities

The lab is currently running the events below. If you would like training for something not listed, please please contact Alex Aitken.

NERC funded molecular techniques for Taxonomy - Closed. Applications are no longer being accepted.


Coming soon! Please contact Alex Aitken to register your interest for any of the courses or units below:

  • Working in science- careers advice for students¬†
  • Basic lab introduction
  • Using basic lab equipment (including micropipettes)
  • Cleaning, decontamination and sterilisation for molecular work
  • Risk assessments and COSHH
  • Specimen collection and for molecular analysis
  • Sample and specimen storage
  • Reading and managing a molecular protocol
  • Handling specimens and samples
  • Practical chemistry for molecular biologists
  • Introduction to DNA
  • DNA extraction (general or sample specific)
  • RNA extraction
  • DNA analysis
  • DNA clean-up
  • PCR set-up and optimisation
  • Sanger sequencing
  • Next-generation Sequencing and DNA preparation
  • Sequence data analysis
  • Basic cloning
  • Basic plasmid prep

Training enquiries

For further information or to discuss your training requirements contact:

Alex Aitken
Laboratory manager

Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 5599