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24.04.23 - 26.01.24
BioGrad education, Liverpool Science Park, 131 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TF


Molecular biology plays a critical role in different industrial and academic fields to study and manipulate the genome, gene expression & protein chemistry of cells, all of which can be used to efficiently target new drugs, diagnose, and treat diseases. The skills learned on this 5-day course are integral in biomedical research, microbiology, oncology, neuroscience & translational medicine.

This Molecular Biology course is designed to provide hands-on experiences with molecular biology techniques & methodology. The course offers small group instruction in the following techniques ELISA, DNA extraction & quantification, PCR & agarose gel electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE & western blotting, as well as an introduction into bioinformatics and primer design for polymerase chain reaction (PCR).

There are a variety of dates available to undertake this 5-day course, from April 2023 - January 2024. Please visit the BioGrad education event page for further detail.

What the course will cover

Students then develop their practical skills learning the below techniques: 
• ELISA Techniques
• SDS-PAGE and Western Blotting
• Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
• Introduction to Bioinformatics


To get the most from this course you must be confident and competent in a laboratory setting. Thus, a questionnaire must be completed prior to the commencement of your course to ensure you are able to meet the required competencies. If you do not yet possess the necessary lab skills, you need to attend the BioGrad 1 day ‘Introduction to laboratory skills' course or the 5 days ‘Essential Laboratory Techniques' course before commencing this course.

Further information and booking

For more information and to book please see the Biograd Training event webpage.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This event has been approved by the Royal Society of Biology for the purposes of CPD and counts as 90 CPD points.