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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. It has been held across a number of centres in the UK, however; the last course was hosted in 2019 by Professor Nick Reynolds and Dr. Neil Rajan in Newcastle.

Planning for the next Reserach Techniques course is currently underway. For more information, please contact the BAD Reserach Administrators Lillie ( Tash ( 

All applications for the course are reviewed by a judging panel to determine the successful applicants given the limited spaces available.

For more information contact the  BAD Research Administrators and

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