What to expect

Introduction
Exploring biology’s big data
Making your (digital) mark in the biological sciences
Taking the computer to the biology
Recap and future…

Meet the academic

Dr Richard Badge grew up in the historic port city of Plymouth, United Kingdom. In 1989 he went up to study Pure and Applied Biology at Keble College Oxford University, and then went on to complete a PhD in the evolutionary population biology and molecular genetics of fruit fly transposable elements at the University of Nottingham. After a postdoctoral period in Nottingham he secured a Wellcome Trust International Travelling Fellowship to work on human transposable elements at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He completed this Fellowship in the Department of Genetics University of Leicester in the group of Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys FRS. Now, as an Associate Professor in Bioinformatics in the Department of Genetics, he uses computational and molecular genomic methods to study human rodent and primate transposable elements.

Biological Sciences
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Join Richard Badge as he introduces Biological Sciences at the University of Leicester within the overarching concept that the biological sciences are changing. He looks closely at biology’s big data, considering how computers are integral to biology, identifies what a genome is and looks at the journey from genetics to epigenetics. Richard goes on to discuss how research projects are fundamental to the course, and how the technology underlying computers is essential for biological analysis, with a focus on DNA sequencing.

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University of Leicester
Biological Sciences
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Meet the academic

Richard Badge

Dr Richard Badge grew up in the historic port city of Plymouth, United Kingdom. In 1989 he went up to study Pure and Applied Biology at Keble College Oxford University, and then went on to complete a PhD in the evolutionary population biology and molecular genetics of fruit fly transposable elements at the University of Nottingham. After a postdoctoral period in Nottingham he secured a Wellcome Trust International Travelling Fellowship to work on human transposable elements at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He completed this Fellowship in the Department of Genetics University of Leicester in the group of Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys FRS. Now, as an Associate Professor in Bioinformatics in the Department of Genetics, he uses computational and molecular genomic methods to study human rodent and primate transposable elements.

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