ADVANCE training centre


ADVANCE training centre
MRC Harwell


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DNA to Disease: Genetics for Beginners


Jun 06 2022


10:00 am - 4:30 pm



What is a gene? What is DNA? How do these make proteins? What goes wrong and causes disease in the human body? We will look at the genetic code, how this helps protein formation as well as how errors in DNA can lead to disease.

Who is this for?

  • Animal technicians
  • Technical staff
  • Those who are new to genetics

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the concept of DNA and how traits are inherited from one generation to the next
  • Understand what genes are and how they code for different proteins
  • Understand the role of different proteins in making different cell types
  • Understand some of the processes by which genetic disease can occur

Hourly Schedule

10:00 - 10:30
Registration, Orientation, Coffee, Icebreaker and H&S
10:30 - 11:30
Session 1
Macromolecules, inheritance and DNA. DNA Workshop
11:30 - 12:30
Session 2
Proteins and protein folding workshop
12:30 - 13:00
lunch is provided
13:00 - 14:00
Session 3
DNA mutations and workshop
14:00 - 14:45
Session 4
Chromosomes and disease inheritance
14:45 - 15:00
Refreshments provided
15:00 - 16:00
Session 5
Genetic modifications in research
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  • I really enjoyed the Genetics course that I attended and this has refreshed my knowledge of the topic

    2nd Mar 2020

  • Great use of workshops/activities alongside the slides

    2nd Mar 2020

  • Excellent balance between interactive activities and theory

    2nd Mar 2020

  • The course was really well presented and clear

    2nd Mar 2020

  • I found the course really engaging and super friendly

    2nd Mar 2020

  • Great day with good workshops!

    2nd Mar 2020

    Submit to register for: DNA to Disease: Genetics for Beginners