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Lectures and seminars

'Fast Track’ Introductory Cell Culture Course

Wednesday 27 July to Thursday 28 July 2016, School of Biological and Biomedical Science.
European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC) is one of the four unique collections consisting of expertly preserved, authenticated cell lines and microbial strains of known provenance operated by Public Health England (PHE). Drawing on 30 years of experience of providing authentic, pure and valid cell cultures ECACC has teamed up with cell culture experts at the Durham University to provide an accessible “Fast-Track” two day introductory cell culture course which aims to help academic scientists overcome many common pitfalls to achieve Good Cell Culture Practice in their laboratories and help them realise reproducible results, valid data and publishing and grant funding potential.

Future Debate - Genome Data Privacy

Friday 29 July The Mining Institute, Neville Hall Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 1SE
Join the debate with a free talk from those at the forefront of their fields related to genome privacy at the Mining Institute. Future Debates events are part of the British Science Association's work to make science a fundamental part of British society and culture. We want to empower many more people – not just scientists – to constructively engage in debates over the applications and implications of science in their lives, their local economy and the UK’s future.

Somme 1916: Talks Programme

Craig Barclay - Munitionettes, Medics and Medals. A series of lunchtime and evening talks have been scheduled to coincide with Palace Green Library's summer exhibition, Somme 1916: From Durham to the Western Front. Covering a broad range of First World War themes; some specifically focused on aspects of the Battle of the Somme.

History, Heritage & Arts Talks at Auckland Castle

Chorus Vel Organa: Music from the Lost Palace of Westminster Geoffrey Webber, Precentor and Director of Music at Gonville & Caius College. Inspired by our choral installation, featuring Janet Cardiff’s Forty Part Motet, this illustrated talk will explore the music associated with the College of St Stephen, Westminster, in the period around 1520. The lecture will contain excerpts from the new Caius choir recording and the live performance of some of the 3-part repertoire.

Doors open 6.00pm for 6.30pm start. Tickets £6 in advance including arrival drink. Annual Pass holders free. To book call 01388 743797 or email There is no parking on site. Please follow signs to North Bondgate Car Park which is free after 6pm.

Infant Sleep Mobile App

For the latest research on sleep development, sleep location and sleep safety in infants, download our new mobile app for free. Contains a unique bed-sharing decision tool, and a sleep log tool to track babies' sleep. Search for 'infant sleep' on Google Play or the App Store. 

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Research and Innovation in Biological and Biomedical Sciences

From food security and healthy aging to climate change and control of disease, read about research and innovation in the School of Biologicial and Biomedical Sciences at Durham University.