DNA to disease: The essentials of genetics HC560 / G01

Start date
2 Mar 20
Medical Research Council, Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire OX11 0RD View on Google Map


This course teaches entry-level genetics and introduces biological macromolecules, from proteins to DNA and RNA, and how these function within the body. We will look at the genetic code, how this helps protein formation as well as how errors in DNA can lead to disease.


The outcomes of this course are: 

  • To understand the concept of DNA and how traits are inherited from one generation to the next
  • To understand what genes are and how they code for different proteins
  • To understand the role of different proteins in making different cell types

Please contact Dona Reddiar for more information at training@har.mrc.ac.uk



1 DNA to disease: The essentials of genetics02 March 202009:30-16:00Medical Research Council


• Lunch and refreshments will be provided, please inform us of any dietary requirements well in advance

• Please wear suitable closed toe footwear and bring any prescription safety glasses if required

• As part of this training course, the MRC wish to offer a tour of our Animal facility. Tours will take place after the course finishes at 16:00 and take approximately one hour.

• Barrier restrictions apply to certain areas in case of contact with rodents within preceding 48 hour period.

• Allergies to rodents or latex may limit participation in the tour of facilities and / or the practical components of this course.


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heated memberActivity fee£165.00 +VAT
heated non-memberActivity fee£195.00 +VAT

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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