Meet the team
The teaching team consists of both senior academics and students from the University of East Anglia, with support from staff at the Biochemical Society, many of whom you will meet throughout the course especially in discussions.
Laura began her career by studying for a BSc in Biochemistry with Microbiology at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, UK. She then moved to the University of Dundee to continue her studies, undertaking an MSc and a PhD in Microbiology and Biochemistry. After a four year career break, Laura worked as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the John Innes Centre on the Norwich Research, UK. In 2007 Laura took up an academic post in the Norwich Medical School at the University of East Anglia, where she was promoted to Professor in 2016.
Richard began his career with a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Sheffield, before completing a PhD at the National Institute for Medical Research in Mill Hill, London, UK. He is now a Reader in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of East Anglia, where he teaches on a range of biochemistry modules in undergraduate degree courses. His research group studies DNA structure, assessing its links with DNA repair pathways.
Ian is a Learning Technologist at the University of East Anglia. He has an MSc in Information Systems and a PG Certificate in Education. He is an experienced virtual learning environment designer, educator and software engineer.
Lorenza is the Training Manager at the Biochemical Society, where she works on the Society’s training and careers programmes, and her main interest is e-learning. Previously she worked as Academic Mentor at London Metropolitan University, supporting biomedical science teaching and learning, and she developed a research project on cell signalling at University of Westminster. Lorenza has a BSc in Medical Biotechnology and a MSc in Medical Molecular Biology. She will be responding to many discussions, especially around careers and the role of the Biochemical Society.
Jenny recently completed her integrated masters degree at the University of East Anglia. Since 2012 Jenny studied for an MChem degree in Chemistry and has specific interests in linking this topic to biology. From October 2016 Jenny has begun studies for a PhD research degree in biophysical chemistry of medically relevant membrane transporters, also based at the University of East Anglia.
Fraser obtained a B.Sc. in Chemistry at the University of Sheffield, UK before completing a doctoral degree at the Free University in Berlin, Germany. Fraser is now a Reader in Chemistry at the University of East Anglia and specialises in electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy, a sophisticated technique for structural analysis of biomacromolecules and their complexes. He teaches undergraduate students about a range of methods used in macromolecular structure determination and function in various Biophysical Chemistry modules.
Sophie is currently studying for her integrated masters degree in Biological and Medicinal Chemistry at the University of East Anglia. During her current year of academic studies, Sophie will be performing a final year research project learning and applying many of the core practical skills that a trained biochemist uses. She will be responding to discussions about a variety of topics throughout the whole course.
And a host of others!
During this course you will be introduced to a range of people from across the world who are biochemists or use biochemistry in their work.
Want a certificate?
On completing the course you have the option to buy a Certificate of Achievement or a Statement of Participation to show you took part.
A Certificate of Achievement includes your name; a detailed outline of what you’ve learned and how long it took; the logos of the University of East Anglia and the Biochemistry Society. Your printed certificate will also include the lead educator’s signature. To be eligible, you must complete 90% of the steps, attempt every test question, and score over 70% on average across all tests.
A Statement of Participation includes your name; a short summary of the course and how long it took; the logos of the University of East Anglia and the Biochemistry Society. The Statement will confirm that you’ve completed the majority of steps and attempted all test questions, but unlike the Certificate it will not show your individual level of completion or your test scores. To be eligible, you need to have completed the majority of steps and all of the tests.