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BAD Research Techniques Course

The BAD have run a number of highly successful Research Techniques taster courses.

This is a two-day intensive course hosted by a world class centre for Dermatology Research.  There are 15 places available and the course is fully funded by the BAD (delegates are only asked to cover their travel costs to and from the centre).

The programme comprises short lectures followed by supervised practical sessions in:

  • Genomics
  • Single Cell Sequencing
  • Bioinformatics
  • Flow Cytometry
  • Microscopy and Bioimaging

There is a course dinner after the first day and plenty of opportunity to discuss research opportunities with the staff and course leaders.

The course is aimed at Dermatology Trainees and non-clinical Ph.D students who have:

  • An interest in pursuing research but have not yet undertaken a substantive block of research time.
  • Want to learn about cutting edge molecular and cell biology, cellular pathology techniques and analysis and gain some hands-on experience.

The format has been developed by Professor Edel O'Toole and Professor David Kelsell at the Blizard Institute; however, it has been held across a number of centres in the UK and this year it will be hosted by Professor Nick Reynolds and Dr. Neil Rajan.

The next course will be held on 12-13th November 2018 at the Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne.  The course will start at c. 9.00am on Monday 12th and finish c. 15.00 on the Tuesday 13th.  Two nights accommodation will be provided. 

To apply, download the application form: click here for Clinical Dermatology Trainees or click here for Dermatology Ph.D Students.

Complete and submit the relevant form, together with the supporting documents listed on the application form via email to

The deadline for submission for 2018 has now closed.

All applications will be reviewed by a judging panel to determine the successful applicants given the limited spaces available.

For more information contact the BAD Research Administrator via email

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