Welcome to the subject guide for Genetics. The Department of Genetics hosts 83 researchers across 27 research groups, all centred around the application of genetics approaches to understanding fundamental questions in modern biology. Genetics has always been at the forefront of biological research, and continues to be a central agent of discovery.
Modern biology is about a systems-level of understanding of problems, and this approach binds many of the local groups together. Groups cover a wide spectrum from cell biology problems with molecular dimensions about cell mechanics (divisions, migration and communication), to higher order population biology problems which raise questions of ecological and evolutionary significance.
The Department of Genetics teaches in several first year (Part IA) and second year (Part IB) courses within the Natural Sciences Tripos and in the Medical and Veterinary Sciences Tripos, and it offers a Part II course to third year students who want to specialise in Genetics. The Department also contributes to an interdepartmental fourth year course, Part III Systems Biology.
These pages give you an overview of the resources and research support that libraries can offer to students and researchers at all levels. We've also included a section on Library Services during COVID-19, which provides up-to-date information on which services are currently available.
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