Biology


Biology

Human Immune System

In this lecture, Dr Matthew Ivory (Cardiff University) introduces the human immune system, and some of the tools the body has at its disposal to fight off infections. To begin, we: (i) discuss the passive barriers and innate immune system; before...

5 lectures

0:40:05

Dr Matthew Ivory

Cardiff University

Biology

Virology

In this course, Dr Sarah Gretton (University of Leicester) talks about viruses. To do so, this series of mini-lectures expands on: (i) the impact of viral epidemics and pandemics throughout history, as well as understanding some key aspects of...

5 lectures

0:55:34

Dr Sarah Gretton

Leicester University

Biology

Microscopy

In this course, Dr Izzy Jayasinghe (University of Sheffield) talks to us about microscopy, one of the most ubiquitous forms of analysis in biology. Microscopes have prevailed in modern science since their first development in the late 16th...

3 lectures

0:33:53

Dr Izzy Jayasinghe

Aquinas College

Biology

DNA Damage and Repair

In this course, Professor Karl Haushalter (Harvey Mudd College) introduces the ways in which our genetic code can be damaged and consequently mutate, as well as the mechanisms that protect this code from that very same damage. We begin by...

5 lectures

0:40:31

Prof. Karl Haushalter

Harvey Mudd College

Biology

The Cardiovascular System

In this course, Ms Aarushi Agrawal (King’s College London) talks about the cardiovascular system. We begin by: (i) looking at how the cardiac action potential differs from a general action potential; before (ii) looking at how muscles contract...

5 lectures

0:27:53

Ms Aarushi Agrawal

Aquinas College

Biology

Communicable Disease

In this course, Dr Matthew Ivory (Cardiff University) talks about communicable disease. There are various different types of organisms that can cause disease that are transferred between individuals. We begin by looking at: (i) the definition of...

5 lectures

0:53:41

Dr Matthew Ivory

Cardiff University

Biology

Eukaryotic Cell Biology

In this course, Professor Jake Baum (Imperial College London) introduces us to eukaryotic cells, that is animal and plant cells. To do this, we begin by: (i) asking what we are made of, and what scientists decades and centuries ago thought about...

5 lectures

0:57:06

Prof. Jake Baum

Imperial College London

Biology

Drug Discovery and Development

In this course, Dr Matthew Ivory (Cardiff University) discusses the entire process of drug development and discovery. How do scientists go through this journey? We begin by: (i) discussing lead compounds, molecules with some desired biological...

5 lectures

0:43:41

Dr Matthew Ivory

Cardiff University

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