Innovations in molecular bioscience education

A Joint Biochemical Society / FEBS Workshop

In Memory of E.J. WOOD (1941-2008)

Hosted by Professor Sir Alan Fersht (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)

Educating the next generation of molecular bioscience graduates has always been about ensuring students are equipped with appropriate key skills that enable them to flourish and succeed in their future careers. In the current climate it is even more important to ensure that the analytical, knowledge-based and practical skills being taught are appropriate for future employment. Moreover, teaching should provide opportunities for students to in engage key skills and practice them regularly in a meaningful way.

In this FEBS education workshop we aim through, lectures, demonstrations, group discussion and posters sessions, to share novel ideas and approaches with bioscience educators, to enhance the student experience and potentially improve their employment prospects.

This two day workshop will be divided into four sessions, with each sessions focusing on a particular theme. These sessions will include:

Improving student engagement
The acquisition of key generic and scientific skills
Student assessment and feedback
Careers and improving employability

It is envisaged that participation will be from across the educational establishment, encompassing probationary lecturers, post-graduate and post-doctoral teaching fellows as well as seasoned academics.
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Francesco Michelangeli (University of Birmingham, UK; Honorary Membership Secretary at the Biochemical Society)
Gul Güner Akdogan (Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey; Chair of FEBS Education Committee)
Sheila Dargan (Cardiff University, UK; Member of the Biochemical Society Education committee)

17 Dec - 18 Dec 2012
Cambridge
United Kingdom
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