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Lab ZB03, Zoology Building, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 2TZ

*This event has now been postponed until further notice*

A University of Aberdeen CPD event for teachers of Higher and Advanced Higher Biology.

Event Outline

This one day CPD event is intended for teachers of Higher and Advanced Higher Biology and aims to give them a working background in many of the topics covered in the Cells and Proteins module of the Advanced Higher Biology syllabus.

Life at the Molecular Level includes two lectures and two workshop activities explaining PCR and blood typing that can be used in school classrooms.
  • Lecture 1 - “DNA, RNA and More!” A lecture that will focus on nucleotide structure and function, genomes, DNA replication and much more.
  • Workshop 1 - “Cut'n'Stick PCR” A paper-based workshop to explain the polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
  • Lecture 2 - “Proteins and Enzymes” A lecture focusing on the essentials of protein structure as well as an overview of enzymes with specific examples of how they function in cells.
  • Workshop 2 - “CSI:Abdn - Bloody Typing Lab” A laboratory practical workshop to demonstrate blood typing as part of a forensic investigation.

More information

You can find more details on the event webpage, and download the programme in advance of the event. 


This course costs £125, and RSB members can get 20% off the course price, just let them know you are a member when booking. To book this event please contact or 01224 272523.


If you have any event enquiries, contact the University of Aberdeen CPD team at or on 01224 272523.

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