Biochemistry/Biomedicine

Biochemistry/Biomedicine

Digging deeper into subject interests can help you in a number of ways:

  • Confirm whether this is (or isn't) something you would be interested in enough to want to study it at university either as the focus of your degree or a minor/elective

  • Give you some inspiration to use when creating your questions and topics for IA's (coursework) and your Extended Essay

  • Provide you with content for your university application writing in the future, enabling you to reflect on the things you've been doing to explore your interests in a way that is academically relevant to the course or institution you are applying for.

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Oxford University Research Blog
Blog
The University of Oxford's Blog on their current research. It includes articles on a huge range of topics but particularly relevant to the current global challenges.
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The BMJ Blog
Blog
Opinion articles from the Blog of the British Medical Journal
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Advice to a young scientist by Peter Medawar
Book
Sir Peter Medawar, Nobel laureate, deflates the myths of invincibility, superiority, and genius instead, he demonstrates it is common sense and an inquiring mind that are essential to the scientist's calling. He delivers many wry observations on how to choose a research topic, how to get along with collaborators and older scientists and administrators, how (and how not) to present a scientific paper, and how to cope with culturally "superior" specialists in the arts and humanities.
St. Clare's Library at shelf location L23 500 MED
Conversations with Neil's Brain: The Neural Nature of Thought & Language by Wukkuan H. Calvin and George A. Ojemann
Book
Written by neurophysiologist William H. Calvin, Ph. D and Neurosurgeon and neurophysiologist George A. Ojemann, this book is available to download free of charge for personal use.
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Genome: the autobiography of a species in 23 chapters by Matt Ridley
Book
This book examines the world of the genome, the 100,000 or so genes which provide a collective recipe for the building and running of the human body, sited across 23 pairs of chromosomes. The author discusses the genome, explaining that by looking at our genes we can see the story of our evolution and what makes us individual.
St. Clare's Library at shelf location L24 576.5 RID
Nature via Nurture by Matt Ridley
Book
This book chronicles a revolution in our understanding of genes. Matt Ridley recounts the hundred years' war between the partisans of nature and nurture to explain how this paradoxical creature, the human being, can be simultaneously free-willed and motivated by instinct and culture.
The St. Clare's Library at shelf location L25 304.5 RID
Oxygen: the molecule that made the world by Nick Lane
Book
Drawing on fields as diverse as geology, cosmology, chemistry, biology and medicine, this book explains why oxygen bridges the gap between the two great facets of life, metabolism and reproduction. It provides a critique of modern medical research and a new theory of ageing.
St. Clare's Library at shelf location L23 546 LAN
The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
Book
Dawkins' theory that genes may reach outside the bodies in which they sit and manipulate other individuals is recapitulated in this book, this edition of which has two new chapters - a summary of the arguments and a new argument on the co-operation between the selfish genes.
St. Clare's Library at shelf location L24 576.5 DAW
The ancestor's tale: a pilgrimage to the dawn of life by Richard Dawkins
Book
THE ANCESTOR'S TALE is a dazzling, four-billion-year pilgrimage to the origins of life: Richard Dawkins and Yan Wong take us on an exhilarating reverse journey through evolution, from present-day humans back to the microbial beginnings of life.
St. Clare's Library at shelf location L24 576.8 DAW
Why chemical reactions happen by J. Keeler and P. Wothers
Book
By tackling the most central ideas in chemistry, this text provides the reader with all the tools and concepts needed to think like a chemist. It takes a unified approach to the subject, aiming to help the reader develop a real overview of chemical processes.
St. Clare's Library at shelf location L23 540 KEE
New Scientist
E-Magazine | Podcast | Website
New Scientist is the world’s most popular weekly science and technology publication. Their website, app and print editions cover international news from a scientific standpoint, and ask the big-picture questions about life, the universe and what it means to be human.
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Young Forensic Scientist Programmes
Events | Conference
Gain an immersive experience of Forensic Science alongside top professionals. Choose below either our Young Forensic Scientist Weekend or our Young Forensic Scientist Summer Experience.
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Understanding Biochemistry
Jounrnal
Understanding Biochemistry provides up-to-date overviews of key concepts in biochemistry and molecular biosciences. The Understanding Biochemistry issues of Essays in Biochemistry are Open Access publications, meaning that these issues are freely available online to readers.
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Open Biology
Journal
An open access journal publishing high impact biology at the molecular and cellular level
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Royal SOciety Open Science
Journal
An open journal publishing high-quality research across all of science, engineering and mathematics
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The British Medical Journal
Journal
News and Research in the field of medicine
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Research from the University of Bristol
Journal Articles | Website
Explore cutting edge research from the different faculties and departments from the University of Bristol, including free access to their published journal articles.
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Coursera
Online Course
Coursera is an online platform for distance learning. They have a range of free courses delivered by universities. Search in this section to find courses of interest to you, often these are courses you can follow at your own pace.
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EdX
Online Course
The X Series courses on the EdX platform are free online courses delivered by universities and aimed at helping you explore areas of interest.
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FutureLearn
Online Course
FutureLearn is a free online platform where universities from around the globe host FREE online courses you can undertake in your areas of interest. Browse courses by categories or use the search bar to find courses relevant to your interests
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Online Introduction Nanobiology
Online Course
An online taster of the Nanobiology degree at TU Delft in the Netherlands. Courses start regularly over the academic year.
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Talk Medicine from the British medical Journal
Podcast
Podcasts from the British Medical Journal and other specialist journals on a range of medicine and healthcare topics.
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Oxford Martin School: Public Lectures and Seminars
Podcast | Recorded Lecture
Public Lectures and Seminars from the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford. The Oxford Martin School brings together the best minds from different fields to tackle the most pressing issues of the 21st century.
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Society for Natural Sciences Seminars
Recorded Lecture | Webinar
Recorded and upcoming seminars introducing topics in contemporary science and informing potential undergraduates about degrees in Natural Sciences.
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Bench to Bedside
Video
An interactive video guide introducing you to different roles within healthcare including both practitioners and research scientists. This resource from King's College London takes you through the case study of one patient to explore how the different roles interact and support that patient.
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NHS: Find your health career
Website
Take the health career quiz, explore the roles within healthcare and find out about the different routes into these professions
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Springpod Virtual Work Experience
Work Experience
Virtual work experience Opportunities across a range of companies and sectors. Most of them are free.
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Zooniverse - Real Science Online
Work Experience | Website
Online Crowd Science Projects that you can contribute to
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