Students from University College of South Denmark visit Edinburgh
Edinburgh Infectious Diseases was delighted to host a recent visit for a class of 27 students of Biomedical Laboratory Science from the University College of South Denmark in Esbjerg.
The Danish students were on a study tour to Edinburgh to learn more about teaching in biomedical sciences, and to visit laboratories in the School of Biological Sciences, the Divison of Infection and Pathway Medicine and at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, as part of their own training.
They heard from Douglas Roy and Matt Taylor, the Directors of the Honours Programmes in Infectious Diseases and Immunology, about how these programmes are organised, and from Kim Picozzi about postgraduate masters courses in infectious diseases. They also went on tours of the Genome Foundry and Edinburgh Genomics to get an insight into the cutting edge facitlities that are availbale in Edinburgh for DNA assembly and sequence analysis in the School of Biological Sciences.
Comparing teaching and laboratories in Denmark and Edinburgh
The student visitors were fascinated to learn about the different ways in which students are taught in Edinburgh, to understand some current research topics which are being undertaken in the area of Infectious Diseases at the University of Edinburgh.
In the afternoon, Professor Jürgen Haas, welcomed the group to the Divison of Infection and Pathway Medicine. They also heard presentations from Juan-Carlos Jimenez Castellanos, a postdoc in Thamarai Schneider's lab, and from Sarah Stedman, a PhD student in Till Bachmann's lab, on current research into antimicrobial resistance in the Division.
The group were then given a tour around research labs in the Divison of Infection and Pathway Medicine labs and of the microbiology labs at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.