Biology


Biology

DNA Structure and Replication

In this lecture, Professor Richard Bowater (University of East Anglia) talks about DNA, its structure, its replication and how it can code for proteins. To do so, we: (i) discuss the microscopic structure of DNA, looking at what each...

6 lectures

0:51:10

Prof. Richard Bowater

University of East Anglia

Biology

Human Evolution

In this course, Professor Matthew Cobb (University of Manchester) walks us through the history of how the modern human came to be. The modern version of the human was no more than a smart ape when it first appeared 50-60,000 years ago, but where...

4 lectures

0:47:44

Prof. Matthew Cobb

Manchester University

Biology

Stem Cells and Gene Editing

In this lecture, Dr James Smith (University of East Anglia) introduces us to the use of stem cells in modern science. To do so, we begin by: (i) introducing the main features of a stem cells and their hierarchy; before (ii) looking at how Yamanaka...

6 lectures

0:37:43

Dr James G. Smith

University of East Anglia

Biology

The Genetic Age

In this course, Professor Matthew Cobb (University of Manchester) walks us through the history of our ability to modify and manipulate the genetic code of individuals and populations around us. To do so, we begin by: (i) understanding what those...

6 lectures

1:09:10

Prof. Matthew Cobb

Manchester University

Biology

Gas Exchange

In this lecture, Dr Helen Wallace (University of Liverpool) teaches us about the microscopic structures in our lungs and blood that allow for the exchange and transport of the two gases involved in respiration: oxygen and carbon dioxide. To do so,...

2 lectures

0:20:46

Dr Helen Wallace

Aquinas College

Biology

The Eye and the Brain

In this course, Dr Daniel Baker (University of York) introduces the structure and function of the eye, and how alongside the brain it takes in and processes visual information. We begin by: (i) introducing how light enters the eye through its...

5 lectures

0:41:16

Dr Daniel Baker

York University

Biology

Brain Imaging

In this course, Professor Karl Friston (University College London) discusses brain imaging. Brain imaging is a field that revolutionised neuroscience, since it is extremely powerful at detecting various functionalities of the brain, and especially...

4 lectures

0:47:07

Prof. Karl Friston

UCL

Biology

Ethics of Organ Transplantation

In this course, Dr Greg Moorlock (University of Warwick) explores the ethics of organ transplantation. In the first module, we (i) introduce the terms of transplantation, organ failure, and the state of the art as it stands; before (ii) discussing...

5 lectures

0:48:46

Dr Gregory Moorlock

Warwick University

Biology

Why Do We Age?

In this lecture, Professor Luana Maroja (Williams College) poses the question: why do we age? Species that are around today have been evolving for millions of years, so surely evolution would ensure that individuals live longer (or indeed forever)...

4 lectures

0:45:25

Prof. Luana Maroja

Williams College

Biology

Muscle Physiology

In this course, Professor Jon Scott (Independent Scholar) gives us an overview of muscle physiology, looking at their structure on a macro- and microscopic level. We begin by (i) understanding the importance of muscles as a means of the brain...

6 lectures

0:51:09

Prof. Jon Scott

Independent Scholar

Biology

Animal Research

In this lecture, Dr Chris Willmott (University of Leicester) introduces the use of animals in scientific research. To do so, we begin by: (i) contextualising animal research in the UK, analysing the species used and regulated, and the number of...

5 lectures

0:44:38

Dr Chris Willmott

Leicester University

Biology

Smell

In this lecture, Professor Matthew Cobb (University of Manchester) teaches us about our oldest sense: the sense of smell. Smell (or olfaction) has allowed animals to detect food and other mating individuals, sense danger as well as a wide variety...

5 lectures

0:52:36

Prof. Matthew Cobb

Manchester University

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